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Pantera Energy Implements Modern SCADA System by Kepware and Inductive Automation to Improve Oil Production Operations

Pantera Energy Implements Modern SCADA System by Kepware and Inductive Automation to Improve Oil Production Operations

Innovative energy company enables remote wellsite monitoring and management with new SCADA solution and leading communications platform

Portland, ME

11/12/2015 8:00 AM

Kepware Technologies, a software development company focused on communications for automation, announced today that Pantera Energy Company implemented a modern SCADA system integrating KEPServerEX® with the Ignition® platform from Inductive Automation. A highly regarded and fast-growing oil production company headquartered in Amarillo, Texas, Pantera uses the new system to boost overall productivity and support real-time remote intervention and production operations management.

Pantera historically relied on human pumpers for the daily monitoring and management of wellsite locations and produced water disposals. While there may always be a need for humans at the wellsite, the company recognized a significant opportunity to improve processes through the real-time remote data acquisition, monitoring, and control of assets in the field. With its new SCADA solution, Pantera can operate its wells at higher efficiencies by analyzing site-specific, day-to-day processes and adjusting them accordingly—even when off-site.

“It was important that we implement an intuitive single-pane solution in order to encourage adoption and use, and that’s exactly what we’ve accomplished with Ignition and KEPServerEX,” said Jerrod Kee, Operations Specialist, Pantera. “We couldn’t find another SCADA system that was capable of supporting applications for metering, compressors, salt water disposal, and pump off controllers. Not only are we seeing substantial ROI in terms of revenue, but the quality of life at Pantera has significantly improved as a result of the new system.”

The new SCADA system provides remote login capabilities to enable data access and operational control for managers off-site. This means that Pantera now has real-time insight into operational anomalies that would have traditionally required weekly manual visits to identify and address. Pantera can now remotely access or operate Virtual Network Computing (VNC) displays from any browser or mobile operating system. This level of access and control allows Pantera to prioritize its most productive wells and bridge the gap between cutting-edge and legacy equipment.

For additional information about the implementation, please read the complete case study here.

About Kepware, Inc.
@Kepware Technologies is a private software development company headquartered in Portland, Maine. Kepware provides a portfolio of software solutions to help businesses connect diverse automation devices and software applications and enable the Industrial Internet of Things. From plant floor to wellsite to windfarm, Kepware serves a wide range of customers in a variety of vertical markets including Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Building Automation, Power & Utilities, and more. Established in 1995 and now distributed in more than 100 countries, Kepware's software solutions help thousands of businesses improve operations and decision making. Learn more at https://www.kepware.com.

About Pantera Energy Company
Family owned and operated since 1982, Pantera Energy Company is a major producer in the Pandhandle area of Northern Texas and West Oklahoma and prides itself on its expertise and innovative operations. The majority of its assets reside in areas that require significant knowledge of facility management, water handling, well head compression and monitoring.

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