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Software Design for Oil Industry Metrology Systems

Viorel Costin BANTA1, Dorian COJOCARU1, Mihnea Alexandru MOISESCU2,
Ioan Ștefan SACALĂ2

1 Faculty of Automation, Computers and Electronics, University of Craiova,
Craiova, Romania;
2 Automatics and Computer Science Faculty, University Politehnica of Bucharest
313 Splaiul Independentei, Bucharest, Romania;

Abstract: This paper focuses on the integration of metrology principles in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems. The authors discuss the development methodology and the implementation of a metrology oriented software application for the calibration of oil reservoirs. The application is integrated with an existing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system of a large oil and gas company. The software application was developed in the SAP (System and Applications Products) programming environment ABAP (Advanced Business Application Programming), using the latest Web Dynpro WD technology. The development methodology includes the analysis, implementation and testing of the software application. The application includes models: dispatcher model, body-leasing model, calibration given outside (fixed price). The metrology software application is presently being tested in a large oil and gas company and handles the management of tank oil calibration.

Keywords: Enterprise Resource Planning, Metrology System, Cyber-Physical Systems.

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Viorel Costin BANTA, Dorian COJOCARU, Mihnea Alexandru MOISESCU, Ioan Ștefan SACALĂ, Software Design for Oil Industry Metrology Systems, Studies in Informatics and Control, ISSN 1220-1766, vol. 23 (4), pp. 359-370, 2014.

  1. Introduction

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is business process management software that allows an organization to use a system of integrated applications to manage the business and automate many back office functions related to technology, services and human resources [1]. This concept, ERP-Enterprise Resource Planning, was introduced in 1990 by the Gartner Group, in order to define a new generation of manufacturing resource planning (MRP II) software, which later came to fill up the gap reflected by the evolution of application integration beyond manufacturing. The Gartner Group its clients oriented company which has as a main field of activity, IT solutions consultancy. MRP II is a method which helps companies, to involve the planning of all the regular resources, including without limitation, software applications, users skills and abilities, design of specific databases, and any other computer resources [1] [22] [23]. The concept purpose is to manage accurate the resources, in order to increase the performance and most of the productivity of the company [1], [2]. For developing activity in a company, initially for each division where used separate software, accounting, business intelligence, human resources, inventory management, planning, manufacturing, sales, marketing, later came the ERP concept and his final target was to integrate all these software applications in one single software product [4]. Overall the ERP has improved the process management of a business activity, he integrated and managed applications for all areas.. SAP, Oracle and Microsoft are the more well-known companies which deliver ERP software for large enterprises. SAP started in 1972 in Germany, is the largest inter-enterprise software company in the world, and one of the largest independent software supplier. The initial purpose of SAP was to provide to his customers the possibility to interact with a common corporate database for a broad software application. ESR its a new trend in SAP evolution. “Enterprise Services Repository is the central repository, which is part of SAP NetWeaver platform, where enterprise services, business objects, and business processes and their metadata is stored” [6]. More or less ESR is the central repository information used in entire SAP NetWeaver Platform and if we want to make our application callable by services and integrated with other applications or business partners we have to use the principles of ESR [7]. From this papers point of view, the interesting aspect is that we create a z-homemade application inside our installed enterprise resource planning software (SAP) [10]. One used database for SAP is IBM DB2/DB6 which has the roots the beginning of the 1970.


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