Dacian Petroleum Deploys HiberHilo to Boost Efficiency of Gas Wells.

Following a successful initial pilot, Dacian expands HiberHilo installations to remotely monitor tubing pressure and other parameters at wells located in southern Romania.

Press release · MILAN, Italy [Gastech 2022, Stand 15R12] — September 6, 2022


MILAN, Italy [Gastech 2022, Stand 15R12]—September 6, 2022: Dacian Petroleum,
an independent Romanian oil and gas company, has turned to Hiber’s HiberHilo
satellite-powered remote well-monitoring solution to help it to reduce downtime and
boost the productivity of its marginal gas wells.

Dacian Petroleum acquired 40 onshore fields in the south of Romania from OMV Petrom
in November 2021. The aging fields comprised several wells that required a
well-monitoring solution proven for use in remote locations. By selecting HiberHilo,
Dacian was able to rapidly implement a cost-effective solution that enabled Dacian to
proactively identify potential wellhead problems and avoid expensive shut-downs.

Impressed with the initial test phase, Dacian Petroleum has now signed a deal with
Hiber to deploy HiberHilo to monitor the tubing pressure of several onshore gas wells.
This agile solution digitises well monitoring using low-cost, low-power satellite IoT
connectivity to gather and deliver well performance and safety data to achieve
productivity and sustainability objectives.

“Our partnership with Dacian Petroleum proves that our HiberHilo well-monitoring technology delivers a fast ROI to smaller, independent operators...”

Roel Jansen, CEO at Hiber

“Our partnership with Dacian Petroleum proves that our HiberHilo well-monitoring
technology delivers a fast ROI to smaller, independent operators,” said Hiber CEO Roel
Jansen. “Whether a well is producing 10 or 1,000 cubic meters a day, HiberHilo can
deliver insights 24/7 so that interventions can be scheduled to mitigate the impact of
technical faults and maintain optimal production. This is vital for any business, no
matter whether it operates high- or low-producing wells, it can be the difference
between profitability or taking a real hit to the bottom line.”


HiberHilo makes it easy to bring new technologies to oil and gas production. It delivers a
comprehensive remote monitoring and management solution—hardware, software, and
satellite connectivity—that is easy to install and use. HiberHilo also includes digital
pressure sensors and remote temperature monitoring devices that provide regular,
reliable pressure and temperature data from any well, anywhere.

Dacian is using HiberHilo to transmit sensor data from the wellhead to a central
dashboard so its production team can closely monitor each gas well and act in advance
to prevent incidents that could cost tens of thousands of dollars in maintenance, lost
production, and potential environmental liability.

According to the industry studies, through better well monitoring, oil and gas producers
can expect to see as much as 10% boost in productivity, up to 4% reduction in
downtime, and up to 7% improvement in ultimate recovery.


Hiber is also helping Dacian save costs through better reservoir modelling and
management. For example, by monitoring water accumulations in gas wells (via
accurate flowing pressure recording), Dacian can optimize the dewatering process.
Being able to take action before an issue arises means Dacian reports significant
savings through operational efficiency on these brownfields, improving overall
profitability for the acquisition.

With its IoT-as-a-service connectivity, comprehensive feature set, and low acquisition
and operational costs, the economics of HiberHilo were compelling for a growing energy
company like Dacian. Dacian’s engineering team have found HiberHilo installations are
fast and easy, requiring just two hours. The bottom line: Dacian could get the
technology out in the field quickly and start collecting data ―and identify any
problems― faster.

Dragos Chetan, senior production technologist at Dacian Petroleum, commented: “As a
growing, independent oil and gas company, we needed proven remote well-monitoring
technology that would deliver maximum benefit at an affordable cost. Being able to
implement the technology quickly and easily was also important, given the age and
condition of the wells. Like us, Hiber is a young company, and their can-do attitude and
agility in delivering this solution perfectly matched the way we like to do business.”

HiberHilo is a comprehensive IoT-as-a-service solution for the oil and gas industry
developed by Hiber in a joint venture with WTS Energy. It gathers data from sensors on
wells and relays to a secure online dashboard via a global satellite network for IoT.