HiberHilo now complimenting Unity’s portfolio of digital well monitoring and integrity management solutions.
Hiber, a Dutch IoT-as-a-service provider, has signed a partnership agreement with Unity, Europe’s largest provider of well integrity solutions, to bring its HiberHilo solution to the UK and European market. HiberHilo is an all-in-one remote monitoring and management solution—hardware, software, and satellite connectivity—that is easy to install and use. It is designed to improve efficiency and safety.
HiberHilo is already used around the world by dozens of oil and gas producers, including Shell, Santos, Dacian Petroleum and Niger Delta Petroleum Resources. It has been rolled out in the US, Gabon, Nigeria, Mexico, Papua New Guinea, Romania, Trinidad & Tobago and Brazil. Hiber is also working with agents and partners in Malaysia, UAE, Australia, Colombia, Saudi Arabia, India, Egypt, Oman and Angola. The partnership with Unity adds Europe to HiberHilo’s global network, specifically onshore and offshore facilities in the United Kingdom, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Ireland, Germany and Belgium.
HiberHilo offers a range of specialised in-field sensors which gather data from wells and relay it to a secure online customer dashboard via a global satellite network. Well data is transmitted every 15 minutes to provide a clear picture of how a well is performing 24/7. Wireless pressure and temperature sensors are complemented by an ATEX-certified wired-to-wireless (W2W) sensors, which can be connected to an existing electrical sensor to deliver a LoRaWAN signal, adding e.g., flow data, methane detection, variable speed drive, torque and voltage readings to the remote monitoring solution.
This pressure, temperature, flow and other data can alert customers when a well is down so they can take targeted action faster and reduce the need for regular physical checks. It can also be used for long-term integrity monitoring or to optimise production by monitoring pressure and flow rates on producing or injector wells. For well abandonment applications, pressure data can indicate the required plugging operations ahead of time and the automated system reduces the data gathering burden on engineers and the number of crew trips required in the planning phase, reducing the operational carbon footprint. It also helps to understand annulus behaviour and anticipate potential hazards.