“Pipe Inspector Pro is easy for our customers to learn and use, allowing them to standardize their practices and gather reliable information for historical comparisons."
(PRWEB) August 18, 2015
Arecon Data [pronounced are-con], publishers of Oil Country OS, announced the release of Pipe Inspection Pro, software for Drill Pipe and Oilfield Equipment inspection.
The pipe inspection module of Oil Country OS allows inspectors to perform and track drill pipe, tool and OCTG (casing and tubing) inspections digitally and save the data to a secure cloud based server. Arecon Data uses Microsoft Azure to host the data. "Azure allows our customers to scale up or down based on their needs," says Jeff Arms, CEO of Arecon Data. "The platform is reliable and secure. It also offers data security and redundancy that many of our customers didn't have."
Subscribers can use a tablet/laptop/iPad and populate the inspection information directly to the inventory sales/work order making the pipe inspection process, asset management and billing one streamlined workflow. “The inspector enters the inspection results with an easy to use interface in the field or yard which automatically notifies them of failure conditions,” explained Maria Arms, Vice President of Business Development at Arecon Data. “It saves time, reduces errors and offers a detailed history of damage and repairs that can be easily reviewed and analyzed. It takes the redundancy and guess work out of the pipe inspection process.”
Forecasting and budgeting have become extremely difficult in the face of ongoing price volatility and many other uncertainties in the oil sector. The challenging environment has forced companies to look for innovative technologies to maximize costly assets and production. “A string of drill pipe can cost $1.25 million, not to mention personnel and environmental safety,” says Maria Arms. “Standard practices and reliable historical data should be a requirement.”
“Pipe Inspector Pro allows the energy producers to access the inspection data comparisons and joint history to determine the cause of the damage and retire the joint of pipe before it results in a downhole failure or extensive repairs,” Jeff Arms explains. "It takes the joint inspection to the next level by alerting the inspector if the condition does not meet standards.”
Positive Customer Impact
Customers have already benefited from deploying Oil Country OS and Pipe Inspector Pro. Several companies located in North Dakota recently committed to deploying Oil Country OS and Pipe Inspector Pro to all mobile inspection units. Oil Country OS and Pipe Inspector Pro enables the inspectors to document the wall loss, damage and rejects at the rig site and send it directly to the customer while sending the work order to accounting, eliminating billing delays.
“Pipe Inspector Pro is easy for our customers to learn and use, allowing them to standardize their practices and gather reliable information. The clean inspection and summary reports are easy to read,” said Maria Arms. “Their customers can log into the cloud based system and see when the pipe was damaged and by whom with the comparison reports,” Maria states.
Pipe Inspector Pro Availability
Pipe Inspector Pro is a module in Oil Country OS, software for upstream Oil and Gas supply chain management. Oil Country OS is a monthly user subscription cost of $249.95. For a monthly subscription fee of $500, users will have access to both OCOS and Pipe Inspector Pro.
Founded in 1998, in Norman, OK, Arecon Data - a Microsoft partner - is the leader in Tubular Supply Chain Software for upstream O&G Exploration and Production.