Where once Rumaila relied on paper records, cutting edge technologies now provide comprehensive understanding of Rumaila's complex reservoirs. The latest logging tools, combined with core samples collected using modern coring techniques, provides valuable information that can be integrated together with dynamic production data to better understand the composition and deposition of our reservoirs. Such tools allow reservoir development plans to be optimized to maximize the recovery of oil.
Digital data integrated from multiple sources means we now have the information to know where and how to drill most effectively.
These real-time data feeds are supported by industry leading data management (SCADA/PI), visualization (IVM/ProcessBook), workflow management (IFM) and production modelling (IPM) tool. All these features are combined through an integrated Petroleum Engineering framework that is designed to help maximise Rumaila’s short and long-term production potential and make the operation a state-of-the-art Digital Oilfield.
Rapid progress is also taking place towards digital connectivity across the entire field, although much remains to be done. A high-speed ‘microwave’ network is now complete, connecting all degassing stations, pumping stations, drilling rigs, and well sites. It also provides improved communication of plans, procedures and news across a vast multi-location site.