XSPOC enhancements continue at a fast pace and several new features have been added. Following, is a summary of the most important new features:
Service Pack 9K:
This is the latest update for XSPOC and is currently available for download
from our web site at: http://www.gotheta.com/update.asp
It contains many enhancements. I will highlight a few of them here:
Well Bore Schematic
A well bore graphic is now drawn on the page you use to configure well equipment (see Figure 1).
It includes rods, tubing, pump, surface equipment, and perforations. Clicking on the components of the well bore takes you directly to the screens where you can edit the well data. You can also print this well bore schematic.
Well Group Builder and Library
We have made several enhancements to the Well Group Builder. Filtering conditions are provided by drop down boxes to make things much easier than before as shown in Figure 2.
For those that want to use SQL directly, the SQL editing area can be clicked on to allow a direct edit of the SQL text.
One of the best new features is the addition of a Standard Groups Library that provides some of the most common exception groups that most people use.
You can pick one that is pre-built, and then modify it to suit your needs (see Figure 3).
We plan to add more exception groups in upcoming releases.
Service Pack 9L
This new service pack is currently under development and should be available in May (or sooner for those who are assisting with Beta testing). Here are some of the new features we are adding:
This service pack will add the ability to view the oilfield as an interactive map. The customer will need to provide the graphic file that forms the base map, and the x-y coordinates for the well locations. XSPOC will then display the wells at the proper locations (see Figure 4).
We plan to use different color codes based on alarm conditions. The user can
interact with this map by clicking on the well, and performing operations such
as acknowledging alarms, stopping or starting wells, etc.
Failure analysis will include the ability to store well failures and it will
include a comprehensive set of screens to look back and analyze the frequency
and types of failures. Failure codes can be modified and added by the customer.
Charting analysis will include Pareto failure charts as shown in Figure 5.
Charts can be based on costs or types of failures. These new features will help you to know exactly what the highest priority failures are. Also, you will be able to look back over time to see upward or downward trends in the failure data. You can add notes for all failures to see a more detailed account of the work that was done on the well. Plus, you can use this section for any type of well work, including well stimulation.
We added several new pumping system animations. All animations now include
sound and a new user interface that
explains what the animation shows.
Allen-Bradley PLC Support
Facilities support will include the DF1 protocol for the Allen Bradley PLC’s that support this protocol.