|The system runs on a laptop, netbook, or desktop computer running Windows XP, Windows
Vista, or Windows 7.
|The program is written in Microsoft VB.NET and uses the Microsoft SQL Server Compact
Edition database, modern technology for oil and gas software.
|The system uses internet file transfer protocol (FTP) to transfer information from the
pumpers software to the office. Program updates, technical support, and pumper route changes are also
handled using FTP which makes the system easy to maintain.
|The user interface of PumperPal was designed to remember what data is collected on each
well to make the input of data as efficient as possible. Previous day's readings are brought
forward to the current day to eliminate repetitive typing. Lists of choices for many of the
input fields are provided through drop down menus to reduce typing and make the reporting of
data more consistent throughout the company. Data is validated to improve quality.
|The average pumper makes 10,000 lease updates per year. PumperPal is a complete field data collection
program that is easy to use, efficient, and reliable but capable of complex and flexible reporting requirements.