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CMR technology delivers improved remote monitoring capability

Hydrocarbon Engineering,

CMR Group has launched new technology to improve the monitoring and supervision of remote onshore oil and gas drilling wells.

The company’s new remote monitoring system enables users to monitor, manage and analyse installations such as drilling units from off-site workstations or smartphones. This enables accurate and reliable data capture, improving system interconnectivity and intervention while reducing expensive and time consuming travel to remote sites.

Didier Briand, Commercial Director – CMR France, commented: “CMR is able to supply highly flexible, scalable solutions which are designed to operate and monitor a large number of remote installations such as drilling wells. We have experience of the world’s toughest operating environments, including a range of African oil field installations.”

The CMR system consists of:

Panel PC touch screens

  • Digital and analogue signal acknowledgements and monitoring
  • Alarm monitoring
  • Values, status and alarm change records
  • HMI display
  • System interaction

Communication module

  • Radio polling or other (e.g. 3G and SAT)
  • Remote control and maintenance (if required)

Smart antenna

  • Radio communication transmission or other on demand

Acquisition modules

  • Channel data acquisition
  • Signal conversion and transmission - SCADA with Modbus protocol

Featuring the latest in advanced microprocessor technology, CMR remote monitoring solutions coordinate all necessary functions for overseeing the autonomous operation of equipment, such as well drilling heads, along with the associated electronics components and a host of additional functions which can be adapted for other processes or applications.

A touch screen enables the user to acknowledge and monitor both digital and analogue signals and alarms, record values and status changes, while an integral communications management module provides radio polling monitoring with the option for remote control and maintenance if required.

The system also features integrated smart antennas for radio communication transmission by means of free frequency broadband, which is used for channel acquisition from supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) under standard Modbus serial and TCP/IP communications protocols.

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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