ABB launches versatile ABB Ability™ Wellhead Manager to optimize oil and gas operations worldwide

Remote workers can collaborate using mobile devices with ABB’s versatile new cloud-based visualization system, ABB Ability™ Wellhead Manager, which supports smarter teamwork, enhanced efficiencies and lower costs for oil and gas operators of all sizes.

The new system, based on SCADA, allows both large operators and small start-ups to gather information about their onshore upstream assets. ABB Ability™ Wellhead Manager is cloud-based, so operators can gain insights about their production assets anywhere in the world. Remote workers can connect in real-time – supporting enhanced teamwork and productivity for optimal results.

By providing immediate access to data, alarms and call out notifications, ABB Ability™ Wellhead Manager also reduces downtime and risk. In this way, operators can proactively prevent issues, predict productivity and easily scale up or down as necessary. The system also supports better decision making, with field production data digitally gathered and visualized using a progressive web application. It includes clear dashboards, insights and analytics.

Intelligent data is vital to enhance efficiencies and increase production, and yet technology solutions can be perceived as relatively costly by smaller oil and gas start-ups. Conveniently, ABB Ability™ Wellhead Manager is a subscription service, so operators only pay for the service that they use, without having to make use of capital to purchase.

“Advanced technology is usually only available to the bigger producers, but by using IoT and related technologies, more operators can now extract the data obtainable from their wellheads via ABB Ability™ Wellhead Manager,” said Darren Schultz, Director of ABB SCADA Oil and Gas.

“Operators, whether larger producers or start-ups, can focus their attention on the most inefficient sites, viewing and analyzing historical performance and making business decisions that will improve production, cut costs and maximize efficiencies.”

By connecting production assets with field-based personnel and production specialists, ABB Ability™ Wellhead Manager enables remote teams to work together more effectively, maximizing production, reducing risk and simplifying operations long-term.

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in power grids, electrification products, industrial automation and robotics and motion, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization with two clear value propositions: bringing electricity from any power plant to any plug and automating industries from natural resources to finished products. As title partner in ABB Formula E, the fully electric international FIA motorsport class, ABB is pushing the boundaries of e-mobility to contribute to a sustainable future. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 147,000 employees.


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