Saudi Aramco recently deployed a real-time production monitoring system that will let them better monitor their production oil field assets. They call it POSH, or Production Operations Surveillance Hub, which integrates data from sites all around the gulf region in real-time.
Aramco has been using sensors to monitor many aspects of their oil fields such as field production, submersible pump equipment, field activity tracking and more, but each has operated as information silos for very specific uses. The new POSH hub will bring all this information together so they can generate new insights from the relationships between the streams of data, resulting in better asset utilization and faster resolution of production issues.
While Solace doesn’t (yet) do this for Saudi Aramco, we are working with other oil and gas customers that are similarly capturing real-time production data and using it to drive business decisions like capacity planning and real time pricing. Oil and gas has long been a leader in sensor network use, and is now innovating again by combining IoT, stream processing and big data analytics to improve business efficiency.