When improving productivity involves people, processes and technology, getting to the next level can be challenging. A Middle East oil company wanted to improve field productivity and reservoir management efficiency. To do that, the company knew it would have to adopt new workflows and roles enabled by new technology.
Halliburton Consulting designed a pilot program around 50 wells in an existing field. Halliburton re-engineered workflows, built a real-time center, installed Landmark DecisionSpace® Production software, and deployed Pinnacle instrumentation for well monitoring and WellDynamics technology for well control.
Instead of managing change via an external communication program, Halliburton Consulting used an internal "Do and Change" approach based on collaboration and technical coaching. This accelerated buy-in and facilitated hand-over of the new workflows. Among other things, the ability to monitor and optimize production in real time helped the company increase production by 7%. Its recovery factor also increased 4X, well downtime was cut by 30% and the water cut dropped from 56% to 20%.