2020 - OSIsoft PI World San Francisco - Oil and Gas
Oil & Gas Q&A Session - Equitrans: Compressor Shutdown Transformation - Integrating PI System to Maximo
Equitrans utilizes Maximo to track and document over 4,500 compressor shutdown events annually. These events are recorded in Maximo by the Gas Control Team. This data is used for run hour tracking and starts a workflow process for Operations to respond. Operations performs maintenance and completes work orders to document their findings. Operations also performs work orders to collect run hours for environmental reporting purposes.
Equitrans partnered with OSIsoft and their Systems Integration partner, CSE ICON, through an on-site workshop to discuss the automation of this process. Since this process touches several legacy systems and processes, it was important to collaborate with all stakeholders. This change has allowed Equitrans to reduce administrative time by the Gas Control team as well as eliminated the need for many data collection work orders by Operations.
Equitrans currently has 2 sites integrated with Maximo and plans to integrate an additional 34 sites in 2020.
Nick Galizia, Senior Engineer at Equitrans Midstream Corporation, one of the largest natural gas gatherers in the United states, has extensive experience in data analytics and process improvement. Prior to his role supporting the Operational Intelligence System, Nick led several departments including Business Planning, Analytics, Operations Support and Process Improvement. Nick joined EQT and the energy industry in 2008 after 15 years of manufacturing experience with Alcoa and Almatis (Alumina Chemicals) serving in various engineering and management functions.
A Pittsburgh native, Nick obtained his BS in Chemical Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in 1994 and completed his MBA at Carnegie Mellon University in 2004. Nick has been working extensively with the PI system for the last 2 years.
Jonathon Vincent has over 25 years of experience in the Information Technology field. Mainly focusing on systems integration and software development for the Oil & Gas Industry. Jonathon is a Certified OSIsoft PI System Infrastructure Specialist. He is currently a Software Engineer for OSIsoft Select Tier Partner CSE-Icon. In this role he is helping customers with Digital Transformation using the PI System suite of products.
Matthew Whiteman, Lead SCADA Specialist at Equitrans Midstream Corporation, 3rd largest natural gas gatherer in the United States, with over 8 years’ experience in various SCADA Systems for Oil and Natural Gas. I have done extensive work in variety of SCADA systems from Telvent, Cygnet, Synergie Pipeline Simulator and Autosol. I have a degree in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics from the University of Pittsburgh. I began working in OSIsoft PI back in 2015 around the completion of the pilot program and have since been the lead System Administrator in all things PI at Equitrans Midstream. My goal for PI is to help facilitate a paradigm shift from a reactive to a more predictive and pro – active approach centered around sound data and analytics driving facility operations.