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Detechtion Technologies Establishes Preferred Service Provider Program with Alitek, Exile Automation and Techneaux Technology Services

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HOUSTON, TX (March 10, 2017) –  Detechtion Technologies, the world leading Industrial IoT and Mobility solution provider in the oil and gas industry, today announced the launch of its Preferred Service Provider Program, designed to ensure customers receive unparalleled service and allow Detechtion to scale its business as demand for its solutions rapidly grows. The company also announced it has added its first three service providers to this program: Alitek, Exile Automation and Techneaux Technology Services.

Houston-based Alitek offers a variety of services to help clients identify, plan, implement, deploy, and support solutions that improve business processes, increase efficiency and reduce risk through better management of information. To date, Alitek has focused on projects implementing Detechtion’s Fieldlink™ mobility solution.  “We have a strong track record partnering with commercial software providers to deliver their solutions in way that enables customers to use their technology, information, and employees more effectively and efficiently, which is why Detechtion’s offerings are such a great fit for us,” said Tod Knight, Alitek Partner and CTO.

Exile Automation, based in Calgary, Alberta, manages, designs, and maintains a variety of high-quality process control, measurement and automation projects. Exile has capabilities to install Enbase automation products as well as complete compressor control panel retro-fits.  Dean Blahut, Managing Partner with Exile Automation said, “we have worked with Detechtion Technologies for years helping clients get compressor data into Enalysis™ and are excited for the opportunity to help bring the new Enbase™ products to the Canadian market.”

The team at Techneaux, with offices in Lafayette, Houston, and Denver, helps customers design, implement, and maintain solutions to solve their process control and monitoring needs. Techneaux is primarily focused on projects deploying Enbase™ Hubs, the edge devices serving as the backbone of Detechtion’s Industrial IoT platform.  Shannon Landry, who leads the Industrial Controls team at Techneaux Technology Services, said, “we are excited to be part of the new Preferred Service Provider Program with Detechtion, to help customers implement the Enbase™ product line to gain better transparency and control of their oilfield assets.”

“We selected Alitek, Exile and Techneaux for our Detechtion Preferred Service Provider Program based on our past history working with these companies, their strong technical capabilities, and our shared commitment and passion for customer success,” said Eric Neason, Senior Vice President of Products & Services at Detechtion Technologies. “While we will retain and grow our own dedicated field and implementation services teams, partnering with these three companies allows us to scale as demand for our offerings continues to grow.”

Detechtion Technologies and Enbase Combine to Power the Digital Oilfield

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Detechtion Technologies and Enbase Combine to Power the Digital Oilfield Through Leading Industrial IoT, Mobile, and Analytics Solutions

• Shared vision to address industry challenges
• Fully integrate companies to accelerate innovation and deliver superior solutions
• Enbase co-founder Virgil Haney to join Detechtion Board of Directors

Houston, Texas – (October 17, 2016) – Detechtion Technologies, the world leader in compression fleet optimization and a portfolio company of Element Partners, announces that it has completed a majority investment in Enbase LLC, a world leader in field automation, mobile applications and predictive analytics for the oil and gas industry. This merger creates a company that will deliver an Industrial IoT platform to remotely monitor, control and optimize processes and equipment across the oil field. The companies will fully integrate and operate under the Detechtion name.

Shared Vision to Address Industry Challenges
The oil & gas industry is faced with increasing production and lowering operating costs, all while addressing increasing regulatory requirements. These challenges have created tremendous pressure on the entire oil and gas supply chain. Detechtion and Enbase addressed these challenges separately, each with their unique product approaches.

Founded in 2009, Enbase addresses industry challenges with field automation and mobility solutions that deliver actionable information. Their cloud-based solution leverages that information to enable exception-based management and predictive analytics. Today, Enbase is a market leader in telematics and control for well-head chemical injection and compression assets.

Detechtion is a developer of proprietary algorithms, which working in tandem with simulations, identify opportunities to reduce operating costs and increase production of compression assets. Established in 1999, Detechtion has grown into the market leader in predictive analytics and simulation for compression fleets through its Enalysis™ software.

Fully Integrate Companies to Accelerate Innovation and Deliver Superior Solutions
Industry challenges cannot be addressed with disparate systems. Users expect solutions that integrate hardware, communications, software and mobile capabilities for actionable information. By building upon their existing products, the combined entity will continue to innovate and deliver solutions needed to power the digital oilfield.

Chris Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Detechtion said. “Through this combination, we immediately become the market leader of end-to-end solutions encompassing control, telematics, mobile, and predictive analytics in the oil and gas industry. The Enbase team has done a fantastic job of building solutions and delivering exceptional service and we look forward to their continued contributions.”

The combination will create an unparalleled Industrial IoT platform for oil & gas that includes:

● Cutting-edge field automation that combines control, telematics, configurable logic and analytics
● Mobile solutions to automate work processes and enable collection of non-digitized data
● Cloud-based analytics platform that transforms the data into actionable business intelligence
● Simulation solutions that answer “what-if” questions to optimize asset performance
● Engineering and professional service capabilities enabling customers to fully leverage our solutions
● All products will be available stand-alone to minimize disruption to the current customer base

Virgil Haney, co-founder of Enbase and Chief Technology Officer at Detechtion said, “We are excited to join the Detechtion team and will continue to provide our existing, world-class products and services to our chemical automation and leased compression customers. Looking forward, we are particularly excited about the opportunity to expand our offerings, bringing even more value to our customers.”

To fully leverage the combined experience of both companies, Enbase executives Virgil Haney, Colin Hendricks and Eric Neason will join the Detechtion executive team. Mr. Haney will also become a member of the Detechtion board. All three will continue to be significant investors in the combined company. The corporate headquarters will be in Houston, Texas, and the Canadian headquarters will continue to be located in the current Detechtion offices in Calgary, Alberta. The combined company serves well over 100 customers and manages tens of thousands of assets.

About Enbase
Enbase is an oil and gas technology company focused on field automation, mobile applications, predictive analytics, and operate-by-exception solutions. Headquartered in Houston, Texas and serving E&P, midstream and energy service companies world-wide, Enbase is the company that Powers the Digital Oilfield. For more information about Enbase and its industry-leading solutions visit www.enbasesolutions.com.

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Detechtion Technologies Eliminates Over 600,000 Metric Tons of CO₂ Emissions Every Year

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Detechtion Technologies, the world leader in compression optimization and fleet management, announced today that a recent study showed that it enables its customer base to eliminate over 600,000 metric tons of CO₂ emissions on an annual basis through ongoing compressor optimization. Using Enalysis™, Detechtion customers are able to look for inefficiencies in compression fleets that, when acted upon, lead to less power consumption to move the same amount of natural gas.

As more companies strive to reduce their carbon footprint due to tightening regulations from province, state and federal agencies, oil and gas production and midstream companies must find ways to deliver natural gas to the market in more efficient ways. Compressors that are configured sub-optimally waste power leading to unnecessary CO₂ emissions. Finding low cost, high impact opportunities for efficiency gains not only saves the environment from those extra greenhouse gas emissions, but the companies enjoy the added benefit of reducing expenses through reduced carbon levies, fuel gas and/or electricity usage.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the typical passenger vehicle emits about 4.7 metric tons of CO₂ per year. The reduction in CO₂ emissions enabled and acted upon by Enalysis™ users results in the equivalent of eliminating more than 130,000 passenger vehicles from North American roadways.

Mike Hill, SVP of Sales and Marketing for Detechtion, said “The primary value we bring our customers is through identifying opportunities to increase utilization in compression fleets, but just as importantly, we also detect opportunities to increase efficiencies and save power consumption leading to lower CO₂ emissions without sacrificing production. When asked recently how Detechtion helps companies reduce their carbon footprints, I was pleased to commission a study by our engineers to quantify just how much we were helping to affect this increasingly important metric.”

Detechtion Technologies Announces Latest Release of Enalysis™

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Detechtion Technologies, the world leader in compression optimization and fleet management, announces the release of Enalysis™ 3.17. This new release enhances calculations for rotary screw compressors, along with numerous other enhancements, bug fixes, and usability improvements.

Roughly 20% of units in Enalysis™ are rotary screw compressors, and our screw compressor diagnostic software offers the same predictive analytic capabilities as our best-in-class software for reciprocating compressors. Manufacturers of screw compressors continue to release new products and new technologies that impact the calculations within Enalysis™, and we monitor these evolving equipment and technology advances and adjust our calculations accordingly. In this release, we have carefully enhanced the rotary screw compressor calculations, introducing equations that enable Enalysis™ to better model units under partial load from user-configurable slide valve adjustments, and we refined efficiency calculations for over and under-compression operating conditions. All of these enhancements provide more accurate machine horsepower calculations which result in more precise configuration recommendations.
In addition to these enhancements, we also made improvements to Enalysis™ reporting, added electrical current draw to multiple reports, and enhanced our compression simulation functionality for fixed compressor unloaders. For customers who use the Enalysis™ maintenance module, we have continued to deliver workflow and usability enhancements to the system based on close collaboration with our customers.

Gerry Conroy, SVP of Product and Portfolio for Detechtion, said “We are pleased to release our improved rotary screw compressor enhancements along with other software investments to improve the usability and reporting capabilities in Enalysis™. Our customers are challenged to manage large compression fleets comprised of a mix of machines from different manufacturers and different vintages. Enalysis™ provides a single repository of hundreds of different compressors and configuration options that prioritizes opportunities across the fleet to deliver improved throughput, reduced operating costs and catastrophic failure prevention, delivering top-quartile asset performance. In a difficult commodity environment, we continue to invest in differentiating features of Enalysis™, producing a unique value proposition with substantial returns to owners and operators of natural gas compression fleets.”

Detechtion Technologies Announces Latest Release of Enalysis™

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Detechtion Technologies Announces Latest Release of EnalysisTM

Detechtion Technologies, the world leader in compression optimization and fleet management, announces the release of EnalysisTM 3.15. This release includes functionality to enable our customers to better track equipment failures and causes, along with enhancements to improve navigation of our web-based software.

In the challenging current environment of low oil and gas prices, our customers and prospects are more focused than ever on assuring compression equipment runtime, availability and reliability. Tracking these equipment metrics requires capturing scheduled and unscheduled downtime. As the one-stop shop for compression management, EnalysisTM now automatically calculates equipment downtime, and enables operators to classify that downtime into scheduled and unscheduled categories along with capturing the associated downtime reasons. A complementary set of reports aids operators in tracking runtime, availability and reliability at the fleet, area, field and machine level, along with a corresponding summary of total downtime hours by reason across the fleet.

This version of Enalysis also introduces user favorites, which streamlines navigation to key activities and equipment within the software.

Gerry Conroy, SVP of Product and Portfolio for Detechtion, said “We are delighted to deliver this new release of EnalysisTM to the market. In the current challenging low commodity price environment, our customers are focused on measuring and maximizing the amount of oil and gas that gets sold to the market. Supporting further insight into equipment downtime is an obvious complement to our to our industry leading Asset Performance Management (APM) capabilities. These enhancements will dramatically improve our customer’s ability to track, measure, and ultimately improve the most critical measures of reliably getting production to the market. At the same time, our continued investment into software usability and minimizing the number of clicks is an investment in time-savings for our end users. Through challenging industry times Detechtion continues to strongly invest in our software solution to enable our customers to achieve best-in-class asset performance.”

About Detechtion Technologies

Detechtion Technologies is the world leader in compressor fleet optimization for natural gas fleet operators that are committed to improving the efficiencies of their compressor fleets and the people that service them. Using Enalysis™, Detechtion’s customers are better able to increase revenues, decrease costs, and accomplish best in class asset management. Through its compression training segment, Detechtion has trained over 9000 operators, mechanics, foremen, superintendents, and engineers. Currently, Detechtion provides predictive analytics and optimization services for approximately 20% of active compression horsepower in North America, including client relationships with 15 of the top 25 North American independent gas producers.

 

DTE Gas chooses Detechtion’s Enalysis Software to Support Predictive Maintenance Initiative

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Detechtion Technologies announced today that DTE Gas has selected Detechtion’s Enalysis Software as a Service to improve utilization, reliability, and availability of their reciprocating compressors at their Belle River site. DTE Gas’s goal is to utilize the technology infrastructure investment they have already made to accomplish a move to a predictive maintenance culture.

“We have invested in a substantial amount of infrastructure products to solve the issues we were having with getting the most efficiency out of our compression fleet, but all we were getting was from this investment was data” said Mary Savalle, DTE Gas’s Senior Reliability Engineer. “Enalysis utilizes that data to give us actionable information that we could not get with the performance monitoring we were executing through our process historian.”

“Many companies in the natural gas compression industry believe they have solved the efficiency issues with their compression fleets by deploying some sort of performance monitoring system,” said Mike Hill, Detechtion’s SVP of Sales and Marketing. “Without predictive analytic applications to utilize the data, they are relying on setting thresholds on process data and simple correlations which do not produce the accuracy required to truly drive towards peak efficiency of their compression fleets.”

About DTE Gas

DTE Gas is engaged in the purchase, storage, transmission, distribution and sale of natural gas to approximately 1.2 million customers in Michigan. The company owns and operates 278 storage wells representing approximately 34 percent of the underground working capacity in Michigan. There is more gas storage capacity in Michigan than in any other state. Founded in 1849, DTE Gas is one of the nation’s largest natural gas utilities.

About Detechtion Technologies

Detechtion Technologies is the world leader in compressor fleet optimization for natural gas fleet operators that are committed to improving the efficiencies of their compressor fleets and the people that service them. Using Enalysis™, Detechtion’s customers are better able to increase revenues, decrease costs, and accomplish best in class asset management.
Through its compression training segment, Detechtion has trained over 9000 operators, mechanics, foremen, superintendents, and engineers. Currently, Detechtion provides predictive analytics and optimization services for approximately 20% of active compression horsepower in North America, including client relationships with 15 of the top 25 North American independent gas producers.

Detechtion Technologies Announces Latest Release of Enalysis™

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Detechtion Technologies, the world leader in compression optimization and fleet management, announces the release of Enalysis™ 3.13 software. The current release delivers functionality that improves system performance and scalability to receive, process, analyze and report electronic data in alignment with our core strategic objectives of improving fleet management capabilities. In addition, software performance has been improved, processing of Gas Analysis results has been upgraded, reporting capabilities are enhanced, and a set of Quad Z compliance tracking forms and reports have been released.

With the commoditization of reliable field sensors and the widespread availability of communication networks and data historians that comprise the emerging “industrial internet,” Detechtion is receiving increased volumes of electronic data, which has increased the overall workload on our processing capabilities. Recognizing that this trend will continue as the business grows, the timing was right to invest in scalability and performance of the system by offloading this data processing onto a separate processor.
Many of our customers have their service providers send Gas Analysis reports directly to Detechtion, and processing of these data intensive reports has also been off-loaded to a separate processor to further improve system performance.

For users of Enalysis™, multiple changes have been made to improve software performance and user experience. Changes include faster generation of PDF reports, improved speed and performance of the software, and improved formatting of reports exported to Excel.

Many operators struggle with managing regulatory compliance under Quad Z emissions regulations for compressors. A set of forms, reports, and alerts enables operators to track the key engine maintenance information needed to comply with these regulations, and to notify users of upcoming and overdue maintenance work.

Gerry Conroy, SVP of Product and Portfolio for Detechtion, commented “We are delighted to deliver the latest release of Enalysis, which continues to build on our industry-leading capabilities to optimize compressor performance and support best-in-class asset management for our customer’s fleets. Based on our on-going conversations with customers and prospects, we are excited to deliver improved scalability and performance to process, analyze and report larger volumes of electronic data. In addition, Quad Z compliance is a challenging problem for our customers, and the risk of missing a critical maintenance deadline can result in fines and adverse publicity. While many companies are talking about the potential of the “industrial internet” to deliver operational efficiency and best-in-class Asset Performance Management (APM), Detechtion is providing these capabilities to our customers today, delivering tens of millions of dollars in value annually through increased revenue, reduced costs, and best-in-class asset management.”

About Detechtion Technologies

Detechtion Technologies is the world leader in compressor fleet optimization for natural gas fleet operators that are committed to improving the efficiencies of their compressor fleets and the people that service them. Using Enalysis™, Detechtion customers are better able to increase revenues, decrease costs, and accomplish best in class asset management. Through its compression training segment, Detechtion has trained over 9000 operators, mechanics, foremen, superintendents, and engineers. Currently, Detechtion provides predictive analytics and optimization services for approximately 20% of active compression horsepower in North America, including client relationships with 15 of the top 25 North American independent gas producers.

Detechtion Technologies Announces EP Engineering Sdn Bhd as Agent for Southeast Asia

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Detechtion Technologies, the world leader in compression optimization and fleet management software, announced today the appointment of EP Engineering Sdn Bhd as its exclusive agent to resell EnalysisTM in Southeast Asia.

Under the terms of the agreement, EP Engineering will promote and sell Detechtion’s Enalysis software as well as provide technical support for Enalysis customers throughout Southeast Asia. Detechtion will support EP Engineering from its regional office in Brisbane, Australia.

“We are thrilled to establish this relationship with EP Engineering,” said Mike Hill, Detechtion SVP of Sales and Marketing. “Our expertise in compression fleet management, optimization, and predictive analytics, together with EP Engineering’s established capabilities and regional business relationships, will allow us to greatly enhance our Southeast Asia presence.”

Mark Tiong, EP Engineering COO, said, “Detechtion’s Enalysis software is unique in enhancing the efficiency of compression fleets and will bring important benefits to local clients. We look forward to success for both parties as we move ahead.”

About Detechtion Technologies

Detechtion Technologies is the world leader in compressor fleet optimization for natural gas fleet operators that are committed to improving the efficiencies of their compressor fleets and the people that service them. Using Enalysis™, Detechtion’s customers are better able to increase revenues, decrease costs, and accomplish best in class asset management.

Through its compression training segment, Detechtion has trained over 9000 operators, mechanics, foremen, superintendents, and engineers. Currently, Detechtion provides predictive analytics and optimization services for approximately 20% of active compression horsepower in North America, including client relationships with 15 of the top 25 North American independent gas producers.

Release of Enalysis™ Version 3.11

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Detechtion Technologies, the world leader in compression optimization and fleet management, announced today that they have released version 3.11 of their Enalysis™ product. The current release focuses on multiple user-centered enhancements that improves navigation and usability, enhances fleet reporting capabilities, and provides customers with the ability to configure a critical KPI.

For natural gas compression fleet operators including oil and gas companies, mid-stream operators and National Oil Companies (NOCs), optimizing natural gas compression assets as the critical gateway for getting gas to market is a core business competency. Detechtion Enalysis™ helps these organizations manage their fleets, assuring that asset uptime and gas through-put are optimized while providing predictive analytics and preemptive recommendations to avoid unscheduled downtime and catastrophic machine failures.

A new Fleet Surveillance report provides operating data and compressor warnings on all machines in a defined area or across the fleet to provide efficient prioritization of work activities. This report should be an invaluable tool for foremen, supervisors and engineers who need to monitor KPIs and compression performance and make operating and maintenance decisions.

Based on customer feedback, Detechtion also included enhanced functionality to one of the proprietary KPIs calculated in Enalysis™, blowby. Blowby is a measure of any inefficiency in a compression cylinder. Authorized users can now set higher thresholds for unique situations that require higher blowby thresholds and warnings. This functionality also creates an email notification trail between the customer representative and the Detechtion engineer when blowby thresholds are changed, enabling fleet management collaboration.

Gerry Conroy, SVP of Product and Portfolio for Detechtion, commented: “We are delighted to deliver our third software release of 2014 which focuses on customer-requested enhancements to EnalysisTM. With this release, we consolidated customer-driven fleet management capabilities to make our clients more efficient at managing equipment and getting predictive analytics delivered across their heterogeneous fleets of compression and driver assets. We are excited to continue to invest in our proprietary software analytics which are delivering tens of millions of dollars in value annually to our clients.”

About Detechtion Technologies

Detechtion Technologies is the world leader in compressor fleet optimization for natural gas fleet operators that are committed to improving the efficiencies of their compressor fleets and the people that service them. Using Enalysis™, Detechtion’s customers are better able to increase revenues, decrease costs, and accomplish best in class asset management. Through its compression training segment, Detechtion has trained over 9000 operators, mechanics, foremen, superintendents, and engineers. Currently, Detechtion provides predictive analytics and optimization services for approximately 20% of active compression horsepower in North America, including client relationships with 15 of the top 25 North American independent gas producers.

Detechtion Technologies to Present Technology Update at the GMRC 2014 Gas Machinery Conference

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Detechtion Technologies, the world leader in compression optimization and fleet management, announced today that they will be presenting a technical update at the GMRC 2014 Gas Machinery Conference. Detechtion will also have an exhibition booth at the trade show in space 515.

Zachary Bennett, an Engineering Account Manager for Detechtion, will be presenting the technology update on Wednesday, October 8th at 10:00 AM in room 104. His topic, “Online Compressor Diagnostics Transform Routine SCADA Output Into Valuable and Functional Information”, will illustrate the many dynamic variables in the production of natural gas and how the early detection of potential issues are difficult to catch simply by observing changing temperatures and pressures. The update will detail how EnalysisTM can be used to utilize complex data sets captured with SCADA systems to create meaningful action items that accurately identify maintenance and performance opportunities.

For more information on the Gas Machinery Conference, the conference agenda or to register please visit http://www.gmrc.org/gmc.

We welcome all who are attending the conference to visit us at our exhibition booth at space 515 for more information and an update on Detechtion Technologies and EnalysisTM.

About Detechtion Technologies

Today, Detechtion Technologies is the world leader in compressor fleet optimization for natural gas fleet operators that are committed to improving the efficiencies of their compressor fleets and the people that service them. Using Enalysis™, Detechtion’s customers are better able to increase revenues, decrease costs, and accomplish best in class asset management. Through its compression training segment, Detechtion has trained over 9000 operators, mechanics, foremen, superintendents, and engineers. Currently, Detechtion provides monitoring and optimization services for approximately 20% of active compression horsepower in North America, including client relationships with 15 of the top 25 North American independent gas producers.