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COTS Computing in Oil Well Production and Monitoring Applications

COTS Computing in Oil Well Production and Monitoring Applications

White Paper: Crystal Group

The recent trend of need for server class computing on a well site has provided challenges for companies that need to carefully monitor production for the purposes of regulatory requirements in addition to production optimization.

The oil field is a relatively inhospitable place for computers, power supplies, and network switches. Selecting the right components and protecting them from damage is a key factor in a long and uneventful life.

This whitepaper addresses high-end computer integration associated with well head and down-hole monitoring and provides suggestions for successful system integration for reliable jobsite operations.

Key takeaways from this whitepaper:

  • A starting point is the transit case enclosure selection

  • Computing challenge for cots computers in oil production

  • Clean power is a key issue on-site

  • Characteristics of a true On-Line UPS

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