To extract shale oil and gas, specialized equipment is used to fracture rock via a process called hydraulic fracturing (or “fracking”). To do this efficiently, users must know when their equipment needs maintenance. If the equipment stops working while in the well, millions of dollars are lost due to downtime and logistics.
Additionally, our client, a major oilfield equipment company, needed a way to make their product stand out. They wanted to accomplish this by providing oil and gas software solutions but had no idea on how to develop and deliver software in the cloud.
Bringing on industry and technology experts and using an Agile methodology, Luxoft developed an end-to-end hydraulic fracturing hardware controls and automation software suite. Using IoT, big data collection and analysis, cloud and predictive maintenance technology, this solution monitors the fracking equipment, determining if it’s in good working order or not long before breaking down. When the software detects abnormal parameters or determines it’s time for scheduled maintenance, users automatically receive a preemptive alert with suggestions on the next steps.