Axis Gas

Axis Gaaxis-gass is used by operators of gas plants, pipelines and terminals to account for gas production and sales. It is a comprehensive solution covering all aspects of gas production accounting, including administration of nominations, allocation of delivered quantities and generation of billing data for both associated and non-associated gas.

Flows of gas are allocated on both a physical and commercial basis, to the fields and wells from which they originated, and to the contracts and buyers to whom they are sold. Axis Gas utilises the flexible allocation engine that is part of the Axis core. This allows allocation rules to be implemented that are specific to the facility, no matter how complex those rules are. Flows may be calculated and tracked by energy, volume, mass and mass-per-component.

The immediate nature of commercial gas management means that daily or hourly nominations are an important feature of many regimes. Axis Gas supports nomination entry and processing, again using the Axis allocation engine to implement specific rules governing timeliness and entitlement limits.

After gas deliveries have been allocated, Axis Gas can calculate billing quantities on a daily or monthly cycle. The calculations apply billing rules, rates and prices on a contract-by-contract basis. Billing data can then be automatically handed off to a finance system for invoice generation.

Using Axis Gas, the complex gas accounting process can be managed highly efficiently. All elements of the process can be automated, including acquisition of flow measurement data from metering systems, calculation processes and data handoff. This leaves the system users free to monitor results and perform essential interventions.

A key requirement of the gas accounting system is to support data correction, approval and rerun. Axis Gas provides a comprehensive set of functions to enable this, while maintaining strict control over the process. For regimes in which deliveries are settled on a daily basis, banking may be required to enable corrections to be made between contracts after the end-of-day.

The flexibility of the Axis Core means that business changes such as new contracts can be made by system administrators through easy-to-use configuration screens, while the system maintains a full history of the changes over time.

Axis Gas is part of the Axis product suite and therefore is fully integrated with the hydrocarbon accounting system. This ensures there is one database that acts as a single definitive source of production data for use throughout the organisation. It also means that the comprehensive set of standard features of Axis Core are available.

The Axis Gas Dashboard is a single screen that provides an overview of the gas allocation process on the current day.

Axis stores data at component level and provides a comprehensive set of functions for managing gas compositions. A library of industry standard calculations are available, including the ISO6976 standard and the American Gas Association AGA8 calculations.