Pumper/Well Tender PDA Program for Small Producing Companies
Thanks to a grant from the Stripper Well Consortium, the Pumper's Program will be available soon for the iPhone. Developer Frank Braswell blogs about the progress of the project here.
The Pumper/Well Tender PDA (personal digital assistant) Program for Small Producing Companies began when the Marginal Well Commission (MWC) was contacted by a group of producers that utilized contract pumpers and well tenders to collect data in the field. There was a need for a better data collection system. Weekly gauge sheets were submitted in carbon copy form when the original was damaged because of coffee stains, erasure damage or otherwise unavailable. Pumpers and well tenders have had to go back and estimate readings and volumes because gauge reports were lost or not collected. Producers often were unaware of problems with their well's production for days because the pumper or well tender only submitted the gauge reports one a week. The lack of proper and timely data collection and reporting was costing the producers time and money.
The MWC secured a grant from The Stripper Well Consortium to fund the project. The grant is a sub-award from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The program was designed by Josh Cook of Cook Contracting, LLC.
The program is written in a Visual CE format to be transferred and viewed on a Windows mobile PDA operating system. The user interface will require a basic knowledge of databases. The users will also need to have knowledge of how computers function, such as software installation and equipment/peripheral installation.
Release of the program took place at four workshops. One was held in Enid, Oklahoma on May 15, one in Tulsa, Oklahoma on May 16, one in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on May 17, and the last in Ardmore, Oklahoma on May 18, 2007.