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Expert Access: Real-Time Data Collection & Analysis for Remote Drilling Operations

Written by  OE Staff Tuesday, 04 March 2014 10:38
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Kepware - logoIncreased demands for operational efficiency, reporting, and safety are driving the automation revolution in the exploration and production segment of today’s Oil & Gas industry. To satisfy these efficiency, reporting, and safety requirements, companies are now remotely collecting data and monitoring drilling operations 24x7. Though remotely collecting this critical data has its challenges, the technology and know-how required to improve communications, prevent data loss, and put critical real-time and historical data in the hands of those who need it most, is available today. This technology is based on OPC standards.

An OPC server coupled with a local datastore and OPC HDA support provides real-time data access at the drill site by moving data collection and storage closer to the data source. This gives on-site operations teams access to local data for troubleshooting production issues and optimizing highly-automated but disconnected rig sub-systems.

Incorporating the solutions presented in this whitepaper requires minimal downtime, as configuration can be accomplished without disrupting established communications. Furthermore, these solutions are cost effective, secure, and field proven.

Speaker: Steve Sponseller, Product Manager, Oil & Gas Solutions | Kepware Technologies

Moderator: Greg Hale, OE Automation Editor,

Sponsor: Kepware Technologies

Stephen Sponseller


Steve Sponseller has a BSEE and MBA from Universidad Simon Bolívar in Caracas Venezuela and is a certified Functional Safety Engineer (FSE) by TÜV Rheinland.

Steve Sponseller is a Product Manager at Kepware Technologies with a strategic business development focus on the Oil & Gas market. For the past 15 years, Steve has worked in the computer software, industrial automation, and information technology industries, serving a variety of vertical markets.

Steve has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master’s degree in Engineering from Norwich University.

Contact Information

Stephen Sponseller
Product Manager, Oil & Gas Solutions | Kepware Technologies

Office: (207) 775-1660 x265
Mobile: (207) 838-3688
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About Kepware Technologies

Kepware Technologies is a private software development company headquartered in Portland, Maine. Kepware provides a portfolio of software solutions to help businesses connect diverse automation devices and software applications. From plant floor to wellsite to windfarm, Kepware serves a wide range of customers in a variety of international vertical markets including Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Building Automation, Power Distribution, and more. Established in 1995 and now distributed in more than 100 countries, Kepware's software solutions help thousands of businesses improve operations and decision making.

Learn more at, and take an inside look at the company and its culture through the Kepware Corporate Overview video available here.

This event will air on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. CST
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