INTERVIEWEE: JOHN BRIGHT, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR, PROSERV
What is Proserv’s main scope of business internationally and in the Middle East?
Proserv is an international energy services company specialising in the provision of life-of-field solutions. We operate in six regions throughout 22 facilities and 11 countries, offering 24/7 local manufacturing and support services.
With our legacy branding dating back 20 years, Proserv has demonstrated and established a firm footprint in the Middle East and Africa with our manufacturing and service centres based in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Dammam and our Engineering Centre of Excellence in Chennai.
You’re at ADIPEC as an attendee, not an exhibitor; what are your goals for the conference?
Currently, we are focusing on expanding our service capabilities in Abu Dhabi and are preparing to open an additional facility, thus we are not exhibiting at ADIPEC. Our goal this year is to meet with our current suppliers and explore opportunities with technology companies who could add value to our supply chain with innovative products and solutions for future product lines.
What differentiates Proserv from others?
Proserv’s offering is focused on providing a complete range of integrity & lifecycle solutions for our clients’ assets. With our “ingenious simplicity” approach, Proserv looks to maintain the efficiency and effectiveness of field equipment, starting from front-end engineering and manufacturing, through to commissioning equipment and when requested, bespoke and turnkey solutions to meet the ever-changing and evolving operational demands of the energy industry. This is backed by our local operation service bases and carried out by our highly experienced and competent pool of technicians and engineers. This offering also encapsulates maintenance services, supply of spare-parts as well as upgrades and refurbishment of existing equipment.
We manufacture a broad range of equipment and solutions, including hydraulic safety shutdown systems for wellheads, chemical injection systems, downhole and surface sampling systems, all from our strategically located bases across the region. Our ethos is based upon providing world class service solutions to operators for long lasting operational benefits to the life of asset. Proserv has 30 years of experience in the successful removal of over 650 platform and subsea structures and over 300 well cuts.
Our solutions can be integrated into any onshore or offshore application, by following strict compliance with all major international and local codes. Proserv has made considerable investments into exploring and developing ways to advance asset life and to extend field life in order to support clients with maintaining or even increasing production levels. Much of this relates to smart-well solutions, field-integration technologies, reduction of downtime and timely maintenance services.
What is Smart Box?
Smart Box is a real-time monitoring solution which evaluates onshore and offshore wells in remote sites. It detects shutdowns instantly, avoiding prolonged production losses and lowering operating costs.
Why do operators use Smart Box?
A solution like Smart Box generates instant value for clients. If a well goes down unnoticed, it can cost as much as $100,000 in lost revenue and operating costs every day until it is back up and running. Consequently, uptime is a critical concern for operators in their efforts to maintain production. Smart Box provides diagnostics for remote monitoring of wells and delivers data from remote sites needed to drive better maintenance decisions. Having a solution like Smart Box that does not require a huge investment, and which can be used with new or older wells, remotely reporting key well parameters to operations and maintenance personnel and enabling clients to take quick, corrective actions, is a must.
Smart Box has proven its value, durability and reliability in the field. In one UAE field, we are installing new customised Smart Boxes with added features.