United Energy Pakistan Trusts Sierra Wireless® for Remote Monitoring and Management of Jet Pump Network

Focusing primarily on exploration and production, United Energy Pakistan (UEP) is one of Pakistan’s largest oil companies and operates a network of jet pumps scattered across its concession area, which includes an onshore footprint of more than 10,000 square kilometers and the largest offshore acreage given to any single exploration and production company in Pakistan.

Business Challenge

Most of UEP’s jet pumps are located at unmanned sites, with an average travel time of about an hour from base operations. Unfortunately, real-time status of the remote jet pumps was not accessible to UEP’s production team, which is centrally located at the company’s base. Operators were required to routinely travel to the many jet pump sites in order to check system health in person. Not only was the travel time-consuming and expensive in terms of human resources, but it also delayed identification and restoration of any failed jet pumps.

Sierra Wireless Solution

UEP realized that it needed to implement real-time monitoring and management of its jet pump network in order to more quickly and accurately identify and remedy jet pump failure and eliminate downtime. The company turned to Mazik Global, a member of the Sierra Wireless Solution Partner Program, to develop a jet pump monitoring solution based on an instrument equipped with a solar panel, battery, intelligent charge controller, and IP66 enclosure interfacing with a fault annunciator. The solution features a Sierra Wireless AirLink® intelligent gateway, with a small footprint for easy installation and a rugged design that enables it to withstand extreme temperature changes, humidity, shock, and vibration. Certified for hazardous environments (Class I, Div 2), AirLink intelligent gateways are ideal for industrial deployments.

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