Serbian energy company must centralise system and automate operations to gain improved control of ever-expanding operational territory. AVEVA is the answer.


NIS AD is one of the largest vertically integrated energy companies in all of Southeast Europe.


  • To improve operator reaction time. 
  • To decrease manpower and site travel costs. 
  • To enhance various functionalities in the field, including real-time optimisation, collaboration, decision support, data integrity, and general efficiency


  • Various integrated equipment spread out across a large area required a customised solution. 
  • NIS oil fields are geographically spread over a 150km x 100km area.


  • Reduced staff labor costs by 20 percent. 
  • Increased overall production by 0.2 percent.


Introducing Serbia’s Primary Oil Provider

Novi Sad, Serbia – NIS AD is one of the largest vertically integrated energy companies in all of Southeast Europe. Its principal activities include exploration, production and refining, sales, and distribution of a broad range of petroleum products. It also deals with the implementation of energy projects.

While NIS is headquartered in Novi Sad, its main production capacities are located throughout the Republic of Serbia, which is the main hub for trade and investment in the Balkans. Recently, NIS expanded its business operations to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Romania, and Bulgaria; but at the time, its operational efficiency was limited by its current system.

“At first, the idea was quick expansion. We wanted to cover as many oil wells as possible to collect and gather the data without strong emphasis on standardisation. However, with the release of System Platform, that all changed.”

– Nenad Kovacevic, Assistance & Support Engineer, Automatic Control Engineering

Keeping up with Rapid Expansion

NIS oil fields are geographically spread across a 150km x 100km area, mainly within the northern province of Vojvodina. With a growing number of locations and a variety of integrated equipment, NIS sought a customised solution that would collect data from sources at many different locations, transfer that data back to the NIS headquarters in Novi Sad, and finally, visualise the data in order to obtain actionable insights. It ultimately selected AVEVA.

“Thanks to AVEVA System Platform, it was really easy to integrate all our different equipment. Because what I saw was that AVEVA is hardware agnostic. That was really essential and, thanks to its features, we were able to integrate what was already in our fields.”

– Aleksander Stasuk, Chief Engineer, Industrial Automation, Measurement & ICT, NIS AD

Growing the Right Way with AVEVA

Today, NIS AD leverages System Platform, InTouch HMI & Access Anywhere, Alarm Adviser, and Dream Report within its operations. The core components of the system are located at its command centre in Novi Sad, however, NIS AD’s AVEVA solution has affected oil production throughout the entire province. The solution spans 64 total platforms, with 40 supervisor clients alongside 25 InTouch Anywhere clients for remote access.

A centralised deployment strategy at NIS AD has enabled enterprise-wide standardisation compliance across processes, functional teams, and sites. Additionally, automatically propagating changes systematically across projects helps NIS AD reduce risk and downtime during deployment and commissioning. The solution has also improved situational awareness for NIS operators by managing the facility via real-time parameters.

“In the course of implementation of the field management system, we have already received a loss reduction of up to 300 percent. This is achieved by reducing downtime through rapid response decision-making.”

– Aleksander Stasuk, Chief Engineer, Industrial Automation, Measurement & ICT, NIS AD

What We Are Today

These AVEVA-driven benefits have translated to significant savings. In addition to a 300 percent loss reduction, NIS AD realised a 20 percent reduction in staff labor costs since partnering with AVEVA. Its operational overhaul has also led to a 0.2 percent increase in overall production.

Where We're Headed Tomorrow

No matter how vast its operations, NIS AD knows it has a trusted partner in AVEVA. With a highly scalable solution in place, it will look to continue building upon its system as new challenges present themselves.

“The fourth digital revolution is actually happening. We are embarking on this digital transformation journey, which will take us to the future.”

– Aleksander Stasuk, Chief Engineer, Industrial Automation, Measurement & ICT, NIS AD

Related Success Stories

Stay in the know: Keep up to date on the latest happenings around the industry.

Oil and Gas
Petroleum Development Oman

Petroleum Development Oman uses AVEVA NET to enable accurate, detailed asset information visualization across the organization, providing users with access and ...

Oil and Gas
Idemitsu Kosan Transforms its Refining Operations with AVEVA’s Value Chain Optimization Solution

Japanese energy company, Idemitsu Kosan, transforms its refining operations with AVEVA’s Value Chain Optimization solution, improving margins on refineries, ...

Oil and Gas
BP Revolutionizes its Oil & Gas Downstream Business with AVEVA’s Solution in the Cloud

BP drives improved margins across its global downstream business, cutting crude purchase decision time from two days to less than two hours.

Oil and Gas
Astron Energy Transforms Crude Assay Management Process and Reduces Assay Creation Time by 50%

Cloud-based AVEVA Unified Supply Chain solution deployed in three months, bringing flexibility and agility to the business.


With Cloud OTS from AVEVA and two full scale training centers, Total OLEUM can expand its ability to train operators across the corporation without investing ...

Oil and Gas

Serbian energy company must centralise system and automate operations to gain improved control of ever-expanding operational territory. AVEVA is the answer.

Oil and Gas
PML Exploration Services

Real-time information ensures the most affordable, efficient and safe drilling of oil wells, which is why PML Exploration Service relies on the built in ...

Oil and Gas

Leading oil & gas service company delivers Johan Sverdrup drilling platform on time and under budget by leveraging AVEVA’s powerful engineering and design ...

Oil and Gas
Apply Sørco

Apply Sørco, a Norwegian engineering company based in Starvanger, embraced new technologies to win contracts with big clients demanding lower costs.

Oil and Gas
Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd.

Sakhalin Energy operates the world’s largest oil and gas development and used AVEVA to streamline its contract management process.

Oil and Gas
Yamal LNG

Yamal LNG is the most northern liquefied natural gas project in the world, and used AVEVA to enhance collaborations in this joint venture.

Oil and Gas

The largest AVEVA VAR/OEM customer depends on the software to provide powerful capabilities and versatility to support worldwide growth

Oil and Gas
Kuwait Oil Company

Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) captures the inherent value in the knowledge base of its workforce, and integrates it into a comprehensive training program through ...

Oil and Gas
Western Refining

AVEVA Enterprise Asset Management software helps Western Refining manage maintenance activities, track materials, maintenance employees, contract labor, and ...

Oil and Gas

The AVEVA Mobile Operator Rounds solution at Infineum has allowed the operational procedures for visual inspections of equipment to be optimized and ...

Oil and Gas

Bluewater and its customer can now monitor the control and safety systems, both on and offshore, in real time with AVEVA software automation.

previous next

Sign up for our newsletter and get all the latest information straight from the source.