Wilmington, Delaware – August 27, 2020, CloudLIMS, a leading provider of laboratory informatics, announces an out-of-the-box Oil and Gas LIMS purpose-built for the petrochemical and refining industries. CloudLIMS is preconfigured to support custom workflows of in-house and third-party contract laboratories involved in sample testing in upstream, midstream, and downstream phases of oil and gas production.
CloudLIMS, an in the cloud Petrochemical LIMS, is preconfigured to support laboratory-developed and standard analytical methods, such as ASTM and GPA, enabling oil and gas laboratories to seamlessly mirror their laboratory workflows, saving time-consuming and costly customization. CloudLIMS is preloaded with reporting templates, enabling oil and gas testing labs to quickly go-live, enhancing operational efficiency, and increasing testing throughput. CloudLIMS offers configuration of unlimited custom CoAs to facilitate quick onboarding, enabling laboratories to meet the diverse reporting requirements.
Key Benefits of CloudLIMS’ Oil and Gas LIMS Include:
- Meet regulatory requirements and standards such as ISO/IEC 17025:2017, 21 CFR Part 11, EPA, GxP, and state regulations, such as California’s air quality control standards.
- Streamline and manage Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Control (QC) processes and QC results.
- Ensure 100% traceability of raw materials, in-process, and final product samples in each phase of oil and gas production.
- Visualize test results using statistical process control (SPC) charts and trend analysis graphs.
- Maintain a read-only audit trail to track deviations and laboratory activities.
CloudLIMS offers complimentary unlimited instrument and software integration. CloudLIMS’ REST API is preconfigured to seamlessly integrate with analytical instruments used for oil and gas testing to automatically capture data, thereby facilitating interoperability, eliminating transcription errors, and minimizing turnaround time. CloudLIMS supports integration with various physical and chemical analyzers, such as GC-MS, Inductively Coupled Plasma-Atomic Emission Spectrometers (ICP-AES), distillation equipment, trace metals analyzers, viscometers. Furthermore, the Rest API supports integration with third-party software such as ERP, Process Information Management System (PIMS), Manufacturing Execution System (MES), and third-party billing software.
Image 1: A schematic representation of the integration of oil and gas analyzers and software with CloudLIMS.
CloudLIMS’ self-serve configurable client portal enables third-party petrochemical laboratories to deliver Certificates of Analysis (CoAs) to their customers in real-time, reducing turnaround time and time spent on customer service. The secure client portal enhances customers’ experience by enabling them to place test requests and track test status in real-time.
Image 2: A preconfigured Petrochemical LIMS to manage instrument calibration and maintenance.
“The exponential increase in global energy demand in the past few decades has accelerated the growth of the oil and gas industry, and in turn, sample testing in all phases of the production. Our team has preconfigured CloudLIMS to cater to the data management, process automation, and regulatory requirements of oil and gas testing laboratories,” said Arun Apte, Chief Executive Officer at CloudLIMS. “CloudLIMS can be rapidly deployed for continuous process monitoring, quality assurance, and traceability in oil and gas testing laboratories. CloudLIMS transforms data into knowledge through SPC charts and trend analysis graphs, enabling laboratory managers to make informed decisions. We aim to enhance the efficiency and productivity of the petrochemical laboratories while reducing operational costs and risks,” he continued.
CloudLIMS.com offers a zero upfront cost, in the cloud, SaaS LIMS. CloudLIMS offers strong data security, complimentary technical support, instrument integration, hosting, and data backups to help biorepositories, analytical, diagnostic testing and research laboratories, manage data, automate workflows, and follow regulatory compliance such as ISO/IEC 17025:2017, GxP, 21 CFR Part 11, CLIA, ISO 15189:2012, HIPAA, ISO 20387:2018, and ISBER Best Practices. CloudLIMS.com is an ISO 9001:2015 certified informatics company. For more information, please visit: www.cloudlims.com.