For a growing Dallas-based upstream company, the acceleration in drilling activities put a bright light on an existing problem: an inability to track, monitor, and communicate throughout the numerous steps and dependencies in setting up new well assets in various transactional systems.
- Increased visibility into the well setup process, from pre-drill to spud
- Uniform setup processes for new drill projects
- Real-time communication and collaboration with personnel across the enterprise
- Ability to pinpoint process delays and address the problems quickly
- Automated storage of documents and related e-mail in a single repository
For a growing Dallas-based upstream company, the acceleration in drilling activities put a bright light on an existing problem: an inability to track, monitor, and communicate throughout the numerous steps and dependencies in setting up new well assets in various transactional systems. This situation is common in many oil and gas companies, and it can prove costly due to delays in booking expenses, inaccurate recording of production volumes, incomplete permit processing with regulatory agencies, and insertion of inaccurate data into operational systems. The company engaged Stonebridge to develop a custom solution that enables information created in the early stages of the setup process to travel along with subsequent process stages so that the personnel accountable for those tasks have a complete picture of the well asset. At each step in the workflow, the well-centric application notifies assigned personnel of their specific tasks via e-mail. By organizing the process and the user interface around the well itself, all participants can view the status of a particular new drilling project. As new data is added related to a specific well, the workflow process facilitates the setup of these data elements into the correct location in the various departmental systems. The new drill workflow solution, built on Microsoft SharePoint, features a custom user interface, which Stonebridge designed to match the look and feel of the client’s existing intranet. The user interface is built on SharePoint.