Oil & Gas Downstream

Data Validation and Reconciliation in Oil & Gas Refineries

Refineries are using Sigmafine to drive daily business, account for material, report inventory, and integrate with ERP and business intelligence to support corporate governance.

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A single production accounting platform used by financial accounting and operations departments to improve planning and logistics

The refining world is facing challenges due to the uncertainty of oil prices, new fuel specifications, and limited investments, all of which put pressure on existing capacities. To overcome these challenges, oil and gas refineries must use resources carefully and make informed planning and operations decisions. Data availability is not enough; that data must also be consistent and accurate to empower strategic decision-making.

production accounting

Production Accounting

Sigmafine is used daily in refineries with many production units, multiple tank farms, and thousands of flow meters to deliver validated, reconciled, and conditioned data for accurate production accounting.

yield accounting

Yield Accounting

Sigmafine supports accountants by identifying inconsistencies, bad values, and gross errors which can be traced back to individual process units.

energy management

Energy Management

Accurately monitoring energy-intensive equipment is critical to improving usage and decreasing emissions.

compliance

Compliance

Sigmafine also supports energy managers’ duties in complying with energy directives and standards such as ISO 50001:2011.

composition-tracking

Composition Tracking

Knowledge about crude or intermediate inventories’ material quantity is crucial for better planning and yield estimation (e.g. evaluating mixtures feeding the units and optimizing inventory allocation).

quality tracking

Quality Tracking

Quality tracking analysis provides an additional estimate of the physical properties of mixtures (e.g. density, viscosity, flash point, and sulphur content) that are stored in inventories or fed to the process units.

Supported Applications

  • Production and yield accounting
  • Composition and quality tracking of crude and semi-finished materials
  • Movement management
  • Energy management and emissions monitoring

Integrating Sigmafine with SAP

Sigmafine comes with an integration framework component, allowing data to interface with external systems, including SAP. The most common SAP modules integrated with Sigmafine are:

  • PPPI: Post reconciled figures of productions, consumptions, and losses compared with planned/business figures
  • SD: Download inbound raw material receipts and outbound final product shipments from SAP
  • WM/MM: Align physical or logical SAP inventories with Sigmafine inventories

The Benefits of Improved Data Quality

Improved data quality in the oil and gas refinery industry is primarily associated with:

  • Validating and automating production accounting
  • Validating auditable estimates of raw materials, intermediates, and product inventories
  • Validating KPIs for improved process control and system optimization

The Business Impact of Implementing Sigmafine

Customers who have implemented Sigmafine have achieved:

  • Daily production accounting automation
  • Equipment & site-wide performance monitoring
  • Yield accounting
  • Loss monitoring
  • Results distribution throughout the organization
  • Improved production planning and logistics

On top of delivering these benefits that drive operational excellence, it’s been estimated that Sigmafine has a payback period of less than 6 months – a critical value proposition for customers who are tightening resources to stay competitive.

Sigmafine References in Oil & Gas Downstream & Refining

Leveraging Sigmafine and the PI System to Ensure Data Consistency Through the ENI Versalis MES Infrastructure

Leveraging Sigmafine and the PI System to Ensure Data Consistency Through the ENI Versalis MES Infrastructure

Versalis, the ENI chemical company, decided to digitize their MES infrastructure to support managerial decision making. In this presentation, ENI will review the already deployed Sigmafine and PI System solution, how it’s standardized business processes across the company, and how it’s expedited decision making in daily operations.

Hunt Refining – Sigmafine System Integration at Hunt Refining (SFUM 2014)

Look at Sigmafine System integration at Hunt Refining for plant production and yield accounting. Look at the how Hunt uses multiple components to connect to others systems and report accurate information about the refinery is performing.

Iplom - Supporting timely business decisions in an Agile Refinery with Sigmafine

Iplom – Supporting Timely Business Decisions in an Agile Refinery with Sigmafine

Learn how Iplom uses Sigmafine to monitor plant operations, track production targets, track oil movement operations, and improve efficiency through energy management.

Improving daily reconciliation quality in Slovnaft Refinert

Improving daily reconciliation quality in Slovnaft Refinery

Slovnaft production accounting team developed a set of metrics based on the indicators Sigmafine provides to measure how the balance is performing and the improvements over time.

Learn how the Sigmafine model is supporting operations both with identification of meter issues and to perform loss allocation by source at the Slovnaft Refinery

Using Sigmafine to Improve Production Accounting and Data Reconciliation at Chevron Refineries

Using Sigmafine to Improve Production Accounting and Data Reconciliation at Chevron Refineries

A look at the replacement of aging disparate systems used to manage inventory, material transfers, and purchases/sales of feedstocks & finished products.

Slovnaft – Sigmafine Reconciliation Tool Implementation in Slovnaft Refinery (PRC Europe 2017)

See how Slovnaft implemeted Sigmafine to win the challenge of production acconting, data quality, and integration of data work flow from field up to the enterprise level.

Eni Versalis – Improve Decision-Making Through Model-Based Material Qualities Estimation (GPS 2017)

Look at how Sigmafine Quality Tracking algorithm is applied at ENI Versalis aromatic plant.

Phillips 66 – Sigmafine Use for Internal Controls (SFUM 2014)

This presentation discusses the benefits of Sigmafine upgrade, why its used, and how the indicators are used as metrics to evidence their daily mass balance for SOX compliance at the Phillips 66 (P66) Sweeny Refinery.

The Multiple Uses and Benefits of a Well-Conditioned Refinery Dataset

The Multiple Uses and Benefits of a Well-Conditioned Refinery Dataset – Phillips 66

Phillips 66’s Sweeny Refinery uses Sigmafine to validate and organize data for use by people, systems, and processes. This presentation tells the story of their digital transformation and the core benefits of using Sigmafine to prepare the refinery for the future.

Downstream

Data Validation and Reconciliationin Oil & Gas Refineries

Refineries are using Sigmafine to drive daily business, account for material, report inventory, and integrate with ERP and business intelligence to support corporate governance.

Marco Lanteri

Marco Lanteri
Industry Principal for Refining
Pimsoft, S.p.A.
Milan

Americas & APAC

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