20110118882, May 19, 2011
Koby B. Carlson - Midland TX, US
Coy R. Lawrence - White Oak TX, US
David D. Walls - Katy TX, US
Kenneth P. Kountz - Grand Junction CO, US
Cynthia G. Thane - Austin TX, US
Nick J. Moschetti - Loma CO, US
Systems and methods are provided for supervising the control of wells in a grouping of wells, or “well pads,” in a subterranean hydrocarbon reservoir so as to coordinate operation of the well pad. By coordinating operation of the well pad, hydrocarbon production for the well pad can be optimized. An exemplary method includes the steps of generating a plurality of requests to control individual wells of the well grouping, queuing the requests, and authorizing the requests based on one or more criteria associated with the well grouping so as to coordinate operation of the well grouping.