Axis Core

Axis is a flexible hydrocarbon accounting system, the most agile and configurable solution on the market. It has been designed specifically to ensure rapid implementation and to achieve a 100% match to client requirements.

At the heart of all our solutions is Axis Core. This provides the key building blocks of a hydrocarbon accounting system, from which we can deliver a solution to meet a client’s unique set of requirements. It is built around a single database that acts as the definitive source of production data for use throughout the organisation.

Its highly flexible data model is based on an object hierarchy that defines all the assets in the system (e.g. reservoirs, wells, platforms, pipelines, vessels, storage facilities, metering points, etc.) and the relationships between those. On top of this is defined the types of measurements and data points that will be used to store the production data associated with those objects. Attributes are defined for storing fixed data against the different objects.

The core functionality includes screens for viewing, entering and updating data; running calculation and data load processes; approving and un-approving data; maintaining the object hierarchy, measurement types and data points and maintaining users and security permissions. Calculations can be configured either by way of Excel spreadsheet templates or background processes. There is a configurable method for defining reports. The product provides support for data visualisation such as, for example, embedding data within plant schematics. Dashboards can be defined to provide quick access to data, reports and functions.

Axis Core includes many features that makes it ideally suited to solving complex hydrocarbon accounting problems:

  • Support for monthly, daily and hourly allocation;
  • Allocation for multiple product types (e.g. oil, condensate, gas, water, etc.);
  • Mass component allocation;
  • Libraries of industry standard calculations, including ISO6976, AGA8, COSTALD, Peng-Robinson.

A comprehensive set of standard features are available, including:

  • Sophisticated security model controlling access to screens, calculation processes, reports and data;
  • Easily accessible audit trail of all changes to data;
  • Support for multiple units of measure, such as metric, oilfield, or a user-defined units set;
  • Close integration with Microsoft Excel, allowing data to be easily uploaded from and downloaded to a spreadsheet, plus support for pasting data from Excel;
  • Easily accessible audit logs that give complete transparency to calculations;
  • Automatic data validation according to a defined set of business rules;
  • Provision for multi-language support