SEREE: Um Sistema Embarcado de Rede de Sensores sem Fio Eficientemente Energético a ser Aplicado ao Método de Elevação Artificial Plunger Lift (SEREE: An Energy-Efficient Wireless Sensor Network Embedded System to be Applied on Plunger Lift Oil Elevation Method)

Felipe Denis Mendonça Oliveira (, Rodrigo Soares Semente (, Jefferson Doolan Fernandes (, Talison Augusto Correia Melo (, Andrés Ortiz Salazar (

1Universidade do Estado do Rio Grande do Norte
2Instituto Federal do Rio Grande do Norte
3Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte

This paper appears in: Revista IEEE América Latina

Publication Date: April 2015
Volume: 13,   Issue: 4 
ISSN: 1548-0992

In recent years, the use of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) applied in the Oil and Gas Industry has increased rapidly. This increase in use is due its mobility, reliability and low cost. Wireless Sensor Networks do require a significant amount of power to operate, because the communication requires the energy. Thus, mechanisms are needed to ensure that this consumption is minimized. This paper proposes the development of SEREE, an energy-efficient wireless sensor network embedded system to be applied on a Plunger lift oil elevation method. This development proposal significantly reduces the energy consumption by utilizing alternating data acquisition methods and implementing sleep periods that decreases the duty cycle. These two processes ensure a significant reduction in energy consumption of the sensor nodes. The results presented in the paper have been confirmed by a field test performed in a similar plant.

Index Terms:
Wireless Sensor Network, IEEE 802.15.4, Energy Efficiency, Plunger Lift, SEREE   

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