bringing innovation to oil and gas industry with edge computing
The Oil and Gas industry that is the lifeline of the global economy requires highly complex and state-of-the-art technology to function smoothly. Improving operational efficiency is paramount considering the global demand for oil and gas industry products. Technology innovation has always been a key focus for this industry and today Edge Computing is revolutionising how this industry operates, enabling faster response times, cost-efficiencies, and minimising downtime risks.
Softdel’s Universal WellPad Controller (UWC) is an innovative offering driving this industry-wide transformation: UWC fuels innovation across the upstream oil and gas industry with its feature-rich middleware edge compute platform (powered by Intel®).
to various Modbus
prioritise real time data
pathways for process control, SCADA, and backend data systems
customisation to meet
specific application needs
leverage the power of edge computing
Process time-sensitive data from remote locations without latency and utilise the cloud to store historical data
vendor lock-in prevention
UWC represents the industry-wide migration from traditional proprietary Remote Terminal Units (RTUs) to loosely coupled architecture with multi-vendor interoperability
No need for a confusing array of functions. Now, club multiple control functions into one device – the UWC
UWC was designed to be scalable and flexible, allowing changes to be made without having to modify the middleware framework
|CPU||Available on Intel® Atom/Core/Xeon processor family|
|Design||Robust DIN-rail Fanless Embedded System with Intel® Atom® /Core® Processor with 4 COM, 2 LANs, DIO and RTC|
|Connectivity Support and Data Models||Modbus TCP, RTU|
|Storage||1 x DDR3L-1333/1600 SO-DIMM, up to 8GB|
The UWC’s flexible platform allows companies to build AI and ML solutions that can subsequently solve complex problems involving artificial lift control. The SCADA RTU microservice interfaces with the SCADA Head end and runs various applications at a lower priority, unless attention is needed. This allows prioritisation of computing resources.
Devices can securely add or update microservices from the cloud or an on-premises-based interface without any changes to the UWC framework. The UWC also supports condition-based monitoring of well components, sending health and telemetry data to the cloud and SCADA.