With Daleel's production requirements continuing to rise, the exploration, development and production of new oil and gas resources are shifting to increasingly challenging sites. Meanwhile, regulations continue to tighten worldwide, and finding and keeping experienced personnel is getting harder. Forecasting and budgeting are exceedingly difficult in the face of ongoing pricing volatility and the many other uncertainties of a dynamic environment in and out of the field.
In response, Daleel has turned to a variety of innovative, upstream petroleum technologies. However these technologies alone are not enough to meet the full set of demands confronting today's industry. In late 2014, Daleel decided to view operational data as a resource. Automation & RTO was created as a new division within the production department to promote the idea of “Smart Daleel.” The Automation & RTO division enables well, reservoir & facility management by identifying strategic short/long term opportunities to deliver insight on demand to the right people at the right time for better decision making.
Muneer Al Balushi
Muneer has over 4 years’ experience in an IT environment and 10 years’ experience in the petroleum industry. He is currently the Automation & Real-Time Operations Coordinator at Daleel Petroleum. His main role is to manage/lead a team to establish the 'Smart Field' concept in Daleel in order to maximize asset value by implementing new systems and technologies which enable opportunity generation.
In his previous role as Production Technologist, he looked after three fields to ensure their integrity, optimize their potential and restore their production. He is very well acquainted with surface and subsurface operations. Over the last five years he has been heavily involved in developing exceptions-based surveillance tools and an electronic well book.