Posts by Colin Rae, P.Eng

December 7, 2020 by

Production Surveillance in Under Five Minutes.

As a producer, it is important to be able to quickly narrow focus to specific assets requiring additional attention and prioritize efforts to achieve optimal performance.  In this short blog, I will demonstrate a quick and powerful workflow I have often utilized as a Production Engineer.  This workflow will help you zone in on those assets requiring additional TLC. How is corporate production this week? How does it vary from the prior week? Which assets are contributing to any weekly variance? Are these assets underperforming compared to a theoretical capability? HOW IS CORPORATE PRODUCTION THIS WEEK?  HOW DOES IT VARY FROM THE PRIOR WEEK? As a starting point I must know how current production compares to the prior week production.  The chart below shows corporate total production for the week along with the variance from the prior week.  Is there a positive or negative variance?  Is that variance expected, or unexpected? Figure 1: Corporate Total Weekly Production Summary with weekly variance   VERDAZO TIPS Separate the different Y axis’s by clicking the icon with the two arrows pointing towards one another in the quick bar. Add Chart data in a tabular form by clicking the Data Viewer icon in the...

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