Newly discovered oil and gas reserves are decreasing. Remote exploration, production, and transportation are driving up costs. It is necessary to improve the efficiency and reduce the cost of mining and production activities through new technical solutions such as cloud computing based on the Internet of Things.
In recent years, the international oil and gas market demand has been unstable, and crude oil prices have fluctuated sharply. The stability and competitiveness of the oil and gas industry chain have been challenged, which has also brought huge profit pressure to the petroleum and petrochemical industry. It is necessary to find various innovative businesses to increase revenue and profit.
Nowadays, the requirements for health, safety, security, and environmental protection of the oil exploration and production process are constantly increasing. Improving the protection of production and transportation links and reducing operational risks through new technologies are important requirements of the petroleum and petrochemical industry.
In the petrochemical industry, the requirement of equipment interoperability for data collection services is very demanding. Exploration sensing equipment, oil well sensors, various PLCs related to oil well production systems, pulling system equipment, pipeline transportation systems, station control systems, etc., all have serious impact on acquisition methods and acquisition systems. EMQ's Neuron industry protocol gateway interoperates with standard Modbus-TCP protocol and proprietary protocols introduced by diverse PLC manufacturers. Data collected by Neuron is uploaded to the cloud platform in real-time. It increases the on-site exploration, production, and transportation procedures, simplifies equipment interoperation, and ensures infrastructure for building a petrochemical-industry-specific IoT application.
Data processing on a petroleum production site is characterized by the massive number of devices, the high frequency of data uploading, and high data throughput. EMQ uses the lightweight, highly reliable MQTT protocol to collect and transfer massive amounts of data in real-time. It reduces the workload of transferring and processing data on the application platform, and it connects subsystems in the whole production chain. The fast information exchange ensures business innovation.
MQTT is essential to the EMQ IoT solution. The QoS of MQTT protocol enables the data to be transferred at different quality levels; higher QoS guarantees that business-critical data is transferred without loss. EMQ’s products support TLS/DLT connection from the edge to cloud, so that data is encrypted while it is transferred.
When massive historical data is collected in existing systems, it stays in information silos and cannot be managed, stored, and used in a unified way. Getting value out of this data is difficult. EMQ provides edge-cloud collaboration, which manages data and devices in a unified way, thus reducing the cost of operation and maintenance.
EMQ’s eKuiper edge-side streaming processing engine can process the data at the edge side, forward the results to the cloud, and react quickly to the business requirements. On the cloud side, with the help of the Rule Engine and HStreamDB, massive amounts of data can be analyzed and visualized in real-time. This makes it possible to make decisions more precisely and quickly.
EMQ’s architecture is flexible, it is accessible from both edge side and cloud side, handles data according to the data volume and available resources locally on-site or remotely in a centralized location.
EMQ’s solution supports IoT-oriented protocols, such as MQTT, LwM2M/CoAP, and MQTT-SN. On the device side, not only are the industrial standards Modbus and OPC-UA bus supported, EMQ’s solution also supports proprietary protocols from Siemens, ABB, Schneider, Mitsubishi, and many other vendors. EMQ also provides quick implementation, supporting new protocols on demand.
EMQ’s highly available, highly reliable architecture serves million-level data points simultaneously. It provides a reliable infrastructure to build IoT applications for collecting and processing data in every production step of the oil industry.
The cloud-edge collaboration capability of EMQ’s solution is outstanding. It is especially suitable for the remote operation maintenance of oil field equipment and remote configuration of software located at the edge side.
EMQ provides abundant open interfaces to data collection and data storage. It can be integrated easily with devices, business applications, middleware, and databases. The integration possibilities are almost boundless, making rapid innovation of applications very easy.