Energy companies have for decades leveraged eDrilling’s world leading AI, Machine Learning and Predictive Analytics software to optimize well construction and drilling operations – and now eDrilling has been awarded funding through the DEMO 2000 program by Research Council of Norway to demonstrate how these technologies can be applied and add value to existing infrastructure – both addressing the cost savings needed for field life-extensions, and, perhaps most important, the all-important sustainability and carbon emission goals of the industry.

This is a testament to eDrilling’s standing as a world-leader in making well construction and drilling operations safer, cheaper, more effective, and more sustainable.

“In the “old” world, innovation often meant “rip and replace” old technology with new, with significant environmental impact,” adds Sven Inge Ødegaard, COO and Head of eDrilling Research.  “Reusing rigs and perfectly usable drilling-related equipment will make a significant initial saving by removing the need for the energy locked into new build materials and manufacturing. We have not calculated the tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) savings per rig, but it is compelling.  Moreover, of course, our technologies have a substantial impact on operational CO2, as leveraging AI and Predictive Analytics software results in less time per well – both performance optimization, and the avoidance of non-geological incidents causing need for drilling of side-tracks.”

“The Government’s ambition is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, costs and contribute to more efficient operation of the Norwegian continental shelf. We do this, among other things, by facilitating the testing and demonstration of new technologies”, says oil and energy minister Tina Bru

The DEMO 2000 program seeks to ensure long-term competitiveness in the oil and gas industry and continued profitable development of the petroleum resources on the Norwegian continental shelf.  The objective of the DEMO 2000 program is to achieve the qualification of innovative products and systems in close collaboration between the supplier industry, research institutes and petroleum companies, by providing funding for the development and testing of prototypes and pilot installations offshore.

The program promotes collaboration between the Norwegian supplier industry and the oil and gas industry in order to ensure the development and application of new technology that can reduce the cost of activities on the Norwegian continental shelf, increase recovery rates, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and contribute to improved conditions relating to health, safety and the environment.

eDrilling is thrilled to announce today that it has established eDrilling Research.

As the Energy industry is the taking the environmental challenge head on and need technologies that not only help them reach their safety and operational objectives, but also the all-important environmental and sustainability goals, eDrilling is establishing eDrilling Research. eDrilling Research will consolidate eDrilling’s broad range of research and development efforts.

The energy industry is at a crossroads, and its legacy products and services cannot deliver either on the environmental, nor the sustainability and NWOW (new way of working) shift we are currently experiencing. eDrilling’s main focus in this inaugural period is consolidate and accelerate its research on disruptive technologies and products within the area of significantly reducing both operational and embodied carbon in well construction and drilling operations. Finally, eDrilling Research will work with research and academic institutions to pursue new product innovation and fundamental applied research to meet the sustainability and new way of work objectives of the energy industry.

“Our success has always been and is based on our ability to create game changing products and services for our customers,” adds Sven Inge Ødegaard, our COO and Head of eDrilling Research. “Our world leading AI software have for two decades helped E&P companies globally drill wells safer, cheaper, and more efficient. Now we have to make these technologies available in this new reality.”

 

We at eDrilling are delighted to announce our partnership with ICT, provider of digital transformation solutions and services, to help enterprises in Qatar create significant value during well construction. Both eDrilling and ICT are committed through their partnership to help their upstream customers experience a quantum shift in drilling wells safer, faster, and cheaper.

 

“Integrating with eDrilling AI solutions at the core, our objective is to help our E&P customers improve their well construction workflows,” said Sheik Baba Masood of ICT.  “This partnership fills a large void in the marketplace, and we are excited to help Qatari enterprises on their digital transformation journeys.  Hazardous incidents, non-productive time (e.g. stuck pipe) should be a thing of the past.”

 

ICT offers modern technology solutions and services to the Medium to Enterprise Qatari market.  Solutions such as Cloud, IoT, Analytics, Mobility, Cybersecurity, Social Media, …etc.  By capitalizing on its business and technology knowledge, ICT effectively contributes to the local IT evolution and development in the State of Qatar.

We are excited to announce that we have formed a partnership with WellSpec, an engineering advisory company that supports drilling and well intervention organizations.

WellSpec offers services within well engineering, well integrity, well examination and managed pressure drilling.

Our joint focus will be on Drill Own Well in simulator services (only available on eDrilling’s wellSim) – especially on HPHT and MPD scenarios, as well as well construction engineering and optimization.

Gazpromneft and eDrilling shared the initial results from their Drilling Management Center at the SPE/IADC International Drilling Conference and Exhibition in Galvestion, USA this week.  Title of presentation was “Optimizing Drilling Wells and Increasing the Operation Efficiency Using Digital Twin Technology“.  Gazpromneft’s Drilling Management Center (DMC) has utilized eDrilling software to monitor and control drilling operations.  This has contributed to increased efficiency and safety.

Since introduction of the Drilling Management Center, NPT has been reduced by 8-10 percent, and drilling rate has been improved by 20%.  eDrilling is one of several new technology vendors used and qualified in the DMC.  Two examples:

i) Safer tripping and proper ECD management with less surge & swab incidents, as well as borehole stability issues have been achieved, and

ii) digital twin control of wellbore friction and back-reaming has helped to prevent pack-off situations

 

eDrilling Gazpromneft Drilling Management Cetner

DMC Utilizing AI software to optimize drilling operations

 

Gazprom NEFT is a vertically integrated oil company, primarily engaged in oil and gas exploration and production, refining, and the production and sale of petroleum products.

Gazpromneft Drilling Management Center is a subdivision of Gazpromneft STC that is in charge of round the clock monitoring, control, and remote engineering support of construction of the most complex or unique well at all of the company’s oil fields.

 

 

wəllAhead is eDrilling’s software solution for automated monitoring, real-time optimization, and live well support. It is designed for use on rig, in Real Time Decision Support Centers, and for any other individual or teams supporting live drilling operations. It is also the foundation of any viable rig-side automation

eDrilling is a world leading supplier of AI, machine learning, and predictive analytics solutions to the oil and gas industry. We work closely with E&P companies, operators, and service companies to help them save cost, improve safety, and increase efficiency of drilling operations.

Our mission is to help energy professionals at E&P companies, operators and service companies reach their goals by providing drilling and well performance solutions needed to better plan, prepare for, perform and evaluate drilling operations.

Our vision dates back to the late 1980s, when we wanted to create a downhole GPS, or Google Maps if you like, for drilling operations. Convinced artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies would represent a quantum leap in well construction, we set forth what has become a paradigm shift in the oil and gas industry. For over 25 years, leading E&P companies, service companies, and drilling contractors, have leveraged the power of these technologies to improve drilling performance, onshore and offshore, deep water and shallow water, complex wells and factory drilling. Globally.

Hazard prevention
Prior to operations, eDrilling provides you with software to acquire skills and experience on you specific upcoming well, focusing on risk avoidance and handling. During operations, eDrilling software at a very early stage detects anomalies, crews are provided diagnostics messages and notifications in good time to make the necessary adjustments.

Performance optimization
Our software provides forecasting, forward-looking and what-if analysis, allowing for change in parameters for optimal drilling (drilling the perfect well).

NPT avoidance
As above, eDrilling uses aritifical intelligence and predictive analytics to foresee what will happen with your well. Software provides diagnostics and first actions to the crew (or directly to the control system), in order to change the drilling plan – to avoid problems

 

eDrilling and SK Oilfield, a leading solution provider to India’s oil and gas industry, has joined forces to diffuse modern drilling technology in the E&P companies in the region.

SK Oilfield has an impressive 50 year track record of successful introduction and deployment of new technologies. The company has operations in Mumbai, New Delhi, Dehra Dun (birthplace of ONGC), Vadodara (Gujarat) and Duliajan (Assam)

 

ONGC

 

eDrilling is a world leading supplier of AI, machine learning, and predictive analytics solutions to the oil and gas industry. We work closely with E&P companies, operators, and service companies to help them save cost, improve safety, and increase efficiency of drilling operations.

Our mission is to help energy professionals at E&P companies, operators and service companies reach their goals by providing drilling and well performance solutions needed to better plan, prepare for, perform and evaluate drilling operations.

Our vision dates back to the late 1980s, when we wanted to create a downhole GPS, or Google Maps if you like, for drilling operations. Convinced artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies would represent a quantum leap in well construction, we set forth what has become a paradigm shift in the oil and gas industry. For over 25 years, leading E&P companies, service companies, and drilling contractors, have leveraged the power of these technologies to improve drilling performance, onshore and offshore, deep water and shallow water, complex wells and factory drilling. Globally.

Hazard prevention
Prior to operations, eDrilling provides you with software to acquire skills and experience on you specific upcoming well, focusing on risk avoidance and handling. During operations, eDrilling software at a very early stage detects anomalies, crews are provided diagnostics messages and notifications in good time to make the necessary adjustments.

Performance optimization
Our software provides forecasting, forward-looking and what-if analysis, allowing for change in parameters for optimal drilling (drilling the perfect well).

NPT avoidance
As above, eDrilling uses artificial intelligence and predictive analytics to foresee what will happen with your well. Software provides diagnostics and first actions to the crew (or directly to the control system), in order to change the drilling plan – to avoid problems

eDrilling has been awarded a contract by Sinopec for our real time optimization software. Sinopec is to integrate this into their own (Sinopec Sripe) Drilling Automation solutions.

Sinopec Sripe is an affiliate of Sinopec Group – it is a drilling research and development organization, responsible for engineering strategy and deployment of technology across Sinopec.

Sinopec Group is the largest oil and petrochemical products suppliers and the second largest oil and gas producer in China, the largest refining company and the third largest chemical company in the world.

eDrilling awarded contract by Sinopec

wəllAhead™ is eDrilling’s software solution for automated monitoring, real-time optimization, and live well support. It is designed for use on rig, in Real Time Decision Support Centers, and for any other individual or teams supporting live drilling operations. It is also the foundation of any viable rig-side automation

eDrilling is a world leading supplier of AI, machine learning, and predictive analytics solutions to the oil and gas industry. We work closely with E&P companies, operators, and service companies to help them save cost, improve safety, and increase efficiency of drilling operations.

Our mission is to help energy professionals at E&P companies, operators and service companies reach their goals by providing drilling and well performance solutions needed to better plan, prepare for, perform and evaluate drilling operations.

Our vision dates back to the late 1980s, when we wanted to create a downhole GPS, or Google Maps if you like, for drilling operations. Convinced artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies would represent a quantum leap in well construction, we set forth what has become a paradigm shift in the oil and gas industry. For over 25 years, leading E&P companies, service companies, and drilling contractors, have leveraged the power of these technologies to improve drilling performance, onshore and offshore, deep water and shallow water, complex wells and factory drilling. Globally.

Hazard prevention
Prior to operations, eDrilling provides you with software to acquire skills and experience on you specific upcoming well, focusing on risk avoidance and handling. During operations, eDrilling software at a very early stage detects anomalies, crews are provided diagnostics messages and notifications in good time to make the necessary adjustments.

Performance optimization
Our software provides forecasting, forward-looking and what-if analysis, allowing for change in parameters for optimal drilling (drilling the perfect well).

NPT avoidance
As above, eDrilling uses aritifical intelligence and predictive analytics to foresee what will happen with your well. Software provides diagnostics and first actions to the crew (or directly to the control system), in order to change the drilling plan – to avoid problems

 

eDrilling and Aztech Well Construction, a well engineering and well project management service provider, today announced their partnership that will help E&P companies prevent hazards, avoid NPT, and optimize performance.

Through the application of best practice principles and experienced personnel Aztech provides complete project management solutions to operators in the oil & gas industry. The company have developed a depth of knowledge and expertise that encompasses the entire process to drill – from preliminary planning, detailed engineering, government approvals, contracting and procurement, through to managing operations at the rig site.

Combined with eDrilling’s AI, machine learning, and predictive analytics software for well construction, the two companies will together offer an all-encompassing solution for operators in the region, to help them to better plan, prepare for, perform and evaluate drilling operations.

“We keep the best interests of our clients a priority at all times,” said General Manager of Aztech Well Construction, Mark Jenkins.   “This partnership introduces a technology paradigm shift, and we are excited to provide these benefits to energy companies in the region.”

 “eDrilling is strongly committed to helping our customers leveraging the power of our technologies to improve well construction performance.  This combined with Aztech’s commitment to ensure wells are designed, drilled, completed and maintained to high and consistent standards will be a valuable offering for the energy companies in the region, said Derek Nadhan, Manager, Technical Services of eDrilling.

 

About Aztech Well Construction

Aztech is a Well Engineering and Well Project Management service provider. Their work includes projects across Australia and South East Asia with experience in a range of onshore and offshore drilling projects, including conventional oil and gas, shale and tight gas and remote jungle operations. More information on www.aztechwc.com.au

eDrilling presents a paper at this year’s ADIPEC, titled “Automatic real-time monitoring of drilling using digital twin technologies enhance safety and reduce costs”. We are presenting the findings from 10 years of operations globally. Using model-based reasoning (AI), predictive analytics, and digital twin technologies, rids downtime and hazardous incidents.

Time flies, it is a year ago we published our first study.  We have added 30 more digital twins over the past 12 months, and the analysis now include 90+ wells where a digital twin has been used in i) preparations for well, ii) automated monitoring of well, and iii) real-time optimization of well – or a combination of these,  And still, we find that

i)          0 – zero – had to carry out a sidetrack

ii)         None of the wells had hazardous incidents

The software detects at a very early stage any anomalies, and provide crew with warnings, notifications, and diagnostic messages in good time to make the necessary adjustments.

We continue to think is the biggest opportunity available today for performance optimization, avoidance of NPT, and hazard prevention, and are grateful to our customers around the world for the continued cooperation and success.

wellAhead Casing Shoe
wellAhead software, zoomed in on the casing shoe

Methodology

Analysis of 90+ wells where our technologies have been actively utilised in preparation and/or operation, and where we have had correct and sufficient data to conclude on the hypothesis.   Thus, 50+ of our digital twins in the period have been omitted, due to availability (contractual, geographical, policy) of data.

Sidetracks, or avoidance thereof, is the focal area of the study, although the study have also found that there had been 0 hazardous incidents on the 90+ wells analysed.

«Geological surprises» as reason for having to do a sidetrack are omitted.  Cuttings build up, collapse, washout, and packoff leading to plugging the well, are included.

We have had 5100+ participants in drill well in simulator prior to operations, with 150+ well specific scenarios.

Automated Monitoring and Real time Optimisation is used in all drilling operations. This includes Tripping, Drilling, Casing/Liner operations and Cementing. It is also used in advanced operations like MPD and DGD.

Digital Twin

A Digital Twin is the digital representation of your actual well. Used in preparation it enables you to pre-drill your well. Used in real-time operation it does predictive analytics, as well as forward simulations and what-if simulations to detect mismatch and give input to change the drilling plan – to avoid problems, see and detect operational mismatches, and change parameters for optimal drilling (drilling the perfect well).

Findings

Of the 90+ wells analysed, 0 – zero – has had to carry out a sidetrack.  As the software at a very early stage detects anomalies, crews are provided diagnostics messages and notifications in good time to make the necessary adjustments.

Not a prime objective of the study, but included anyways as it continues to be a high priority for us, and for the industry as a whole, was avoidance of hazardous incidents.  We are happy, and proud, to say that we have had a 100% success rate here too.

Performance Optimization

We have not included performance optimization results in the study.  Mostly because we, and our customers, want to have the study be as focused as possible, and not try to cover all aspects at the same time.  That said, we have had some considerable success stories here too, with a European IOC estimating 19 days saved while drilling a vertical exploration well in the North Sea, as the most prolific.

Products involved

wəllSim hiDRILL is our solution for drill own well in simulator.  wəllSim hiDRILL provides safe, effective, and efficient well delivery for any planned well by giving crew skills and experience on the specific well.

wəllAhead is eDrilling’s software solution for automated monitoring, real-time optimization, and live well support. It is designed for use on rig, in Real Time Decision Support Centers, and for any other individual or teams supporting live drilling operations. It is also the foundation of any future rig-side automation.

wellAhead- configurable views
wellAhead – always keep focus on the relevant areas


Automates realtime monitoring!

On Pertamina’s journey towards becoming a world-class national energy company they have built a new Pertamina built on commercial and operational excellence. As part of that journey, Pertamina EP Exploration have chosen eDrilling’s artificial intelligence, machine learning, and digital-twin technologies to support their drilling operations. Together with eDrilling’s partner Navita Origo – a company providing world leading real time monitoring software and services