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Mobile Data Collection

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David Lugo

Petroware S.A de C.V., Poza Rica, Veracruz, Mexico

Juan Ortega

Petroware S.A de C.V., Altamira, Tamaulipas, Mexico

Paper No. OMAE2015-42230, pp. V010T11A028; 11 pages
  • ASME 2015 34th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering
  • Volume 10: Petroleum Technology
  • St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, May 31–June 5, 2015
  • Conference Sponsors: Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5658-1
  • Copyright © 2015 by ASME


A key process in the oil industry to make decisions is data collection. To improve productivity it is important data and information analysis. For many organizations is not profitable data automation, which has an impact in the way organizations, collect data. Data collection is taken by manual processes that create uncertainty for analysis because it is not reliable. As consequence, making a decision has not the planned results. After working for many years in the oil industry was identified:

1. People collecting data in a manual process normally by using a piece of paper which could be lost or damage.

2. After taking data at the well, data are brought to the office. Then, data are downloaded by another worker in computer software. It can be modified intentionally or not.

3. Accuracy of data collection activity is carried out. How do we know if the staff really went to work area?

4. Training to new staff, lack of experience?

5. There are “risks zones” due vandalism, facilities are damaged by people who stole devices which causes great money losses to companies.

All these mentioned factors affect decision making which has a big impact in the production process. This application helps the whole process from collection data until data are registered in databases.

This application considered several observations, suggestions and comments from people involve in the oil industry, especially at the production area. As a result, it is a tool that support data collection, standardize information in databases, improve data quality (it doesn’t matter localization), shows time and photographic position in a mobile device.

Information is generated digitally taking advantage of easy handling.

To summarize advantages of the whole system:

• Reduce time of the data re-collection process

• Improve data quality

• Reduce amount of people working on data registration

• Data reliability

• Support decisions making

• Minimize the use of paper in order to help ambient environment

• Improve vehicle logistics

• Minimize use of gasoline which helps to reduce costs

• Help to optimize routes for vehicles on the field

• Productivity, Maintenance, etc., reports can be generated

• Vandalism is not a problem

Copyright © 2015 by ASME
Topics: Data collection



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