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Spotlight

First of Its Kind: Wood's Oil and Gas ATC

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 08:32

The ATC will be used to simulate, execute and manage the operation and maintenance of hydrocarbons distribution and storage systems in a cutting-edge laboratory environment. Its goal is to become a playground and a demonstration site for the value that the IoT can bring to the upstream, midstream and downstream segments of the oil and gas industry.
With an open architecture based on international standards, such as ISA95 and IEC62264, the ATC is available to both national and international oil and gas industry professionals and will allow them to model and optimize their operations.
As hydrocarbons transportation and distribution activities enter into a financial commodity structure, with prices d by the market, the use of state-of-the-art technology has demonstrated a positive impact on making cost structures more efficient and helping companies remain competitive. In this regard, the ATC is set to become the first step for companies to increase their gains nd competitiveness in the market.
The advantages of having world leaders such as Wood, CISCO and Roue Consultores is three-fold. Wood brings experience and a deep understanding of the oil and gas industry together with integration capabilities to combine the core added-values of each company. CISCO’s digitalization and data analytics experience helps decisionmakers ensure their operations are more reliable and with a faster overall execution, resulting in safer and more efficient activities that remain environmentally friendly and with enhanced profitability. Finally, Roue Consultores’ has over 12 years of experience in Mexico, with broad experience in IT integration to optimize resources while ensuring the security of its clients’ data.
An example of one of the first tailor-made technology solutions developed by Wood in combination with CISCO and Roue is the CISCO Connected TAD (Storage and Supply Terminal). This solution focuses on the digitalization of the hydrocarbons distribution process and provides the integration of flow, fire and explosive gas detection systems while including dispatch tank-truck geo-positioning, telemetry, safety and geo-fencing that applies from the Terminal to any gas station or facility.