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eDrilling announced today that it has signed a contract with Gazpromneft-Yamal, a Gazprom Neft subsidiary, for the use of eDrilling’s software to optimize its drilling operations in the Tyumen region.

“Our objective is to improve performance across the board through the use of new technologies and design solutions in the field.” remarks Fedor A. Burkov, Head of Drilling support center, Gaspromneft-Yamal.  “Using software that feature artificial intelligence, machine learning, and predictive analytics, will result in real efficiency and safety gains.”

 “Gazpromneft is a leader in digitalization of the oil and gas industry,” adds Sven Inge Ødegaard, COO of eDrilling.  “Now Gazpromneft-Yamal will utilize our industry-leading solutions to save cost, improve safety, and increase efficiency of their drilling operations on the Yamal peninsula.

Gazpromneft-Yamal’s drilling support center will support all GPN fields in the Tyumen region.

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. Total hydrocarbon production in 2017 was above 89 mtoe, refining volumes – 40 mt. Gazpromneft-Yamal LLC is a subsidiary of Gazprom Neft. The company was established on September 30, 2011 as part of a project to develop the Novoportovskoye oil and gas condensate field.  Novoportovskoye is one of the largest developed oil and gas condensate fields on the Yamal Peninsula, located in the Yamal District of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District, 30 km off the coast of the Ob Bay. Its recoverable reserves of categories C1 and C2 are more than 250 million tons of oil and condensate, as well as more than 320 billion cubic meters of gas.  More information on https://yamal.gazprom-n

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

Firstly, our paper (presented by Maryam) has been chosen as one of the highlights at this year’s SPE/IADC Drilling Conference. She will talk about how our AI technologies are effectively used to derive conclusions (i.e. diagnosis or a prediction), avoiding incidents and non-productive time and maximize value of drilling operations

Furthermore, we are sponsoring the DSATS/IADC Art Symposium: Digital Twin for Drilling – Connecting the Physical and  Digital World.  It takes place on Monday, March 4 at 13:00 to 17:00.

Finally, you can find Kenza and Maryam at the exhibition all week, booth #65.  See you there.

Aritificial Intelligence and Predictive Analytics improving drilling performancve
Hazard prevention and avoiding NPT
Marchine Learning improving Well Construction
Drilling Plan Optimization
Drilling Performance Optimization and Automated Drilling Control
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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

Drilling Plan Optimization

Using dynamic simulations to provide accurate modelling, our wellPlanner™ addresses the industry’s need to improve safety margins and reduce and rid themselves of risk, as well as the need to drastically reduce well planning time.

Automated Monitoring and Real Time Optimization

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

Automated Drilling Control

Utilizing the same artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies in wellAhead, integrated with the rig’s Drilling Control System, our automated drilling control software will help keeping the operational parameters according to well limits. Enabling drillers to increase safety and optimize the performance of drilling operations.

Dynamic Well Control

wellWCA is our solution for dynamic well control engineering for planning and operations. It helps you minimize downtime and make the right decisions, by providing design and implementation of a safe and effective well control operation.

Drill Well in Simulator

wellSim™ is the software product family for engineering and training of all well engineering disciplines. By improving insight and understanding of dynamic well behavior, it has the potential to change the ways yReal-Time

Managed Pressure Drilling

Our wellBalance™ improves any MPD control system to better keep a constant bottom hole pressure during MPD-operations and perform planning with an offline model. wellBalance™ provides real-time set points to the MPD control system, based on dynamic real-time simulation, calibrated against downhole measurements. It is complemented with an offline simulation tool, wellBalance™ Offline, to use in engineering and planning of the MPD operation.ou plan and drill your complex wells.

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 enables you to do 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).


MOL is preparing for upcoming exploration, by drilling well 3/7-11 S Otta/Vinstra (in PL 539) in wellSim using digital twin prior to operations.

Rowan Viking is contracted for the well, located in the southern part of the North Sea, close to the Harald Vest field on the Danish side, and 45 km east of the Valhall- and Ekofisk fields.  MOL plan to drill the main bore for Vinstra, followed by a sidetrack to shallower formation Otta.

MOL owns 80% of the field, and Lundin 20%.  Drilling is planned to start April 1st.


wellSim hiDRILL Center, Stavanger, Norway
wellSim hiDRILL
wellSim hiDRILL screenshot
Rowan Viking
































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

Drilling Plan Optimization

Using dynamic simulations to provide accurate modelling, our wellPlanner™ addresses the industry’s need to improve safety margins and reduce and rid themselves of risk, as well as the need to drastically reduce well planning time.

Automated Monitoring and Real Time Optimization

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

Automated Drilling Control

Utilizing the same artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies in wellAhead, integrated with the rig’s Drilling Control System, our automated drilling control software will help keeping the operational parameters according to well limits. Enabling drillers to increase safety and optimize the performance of drilling operations.

Dynamic Well Control

wellWCA is our solution for dynamic well control engineering for planning and operations. It helps you minimize downtime and make the right decisions, by providing design and implementation of a safe and effective well control operation.

Drill Well in Simulator

wellSim™ is the software product family for engineering and training of all well engineering disciplines. By improving insight and understanding of dynamic well behavior, it has the potential to change the ways yReal-Time

Managed Pressure Drilling

Our wellBalance™ improves any MPD control system to better keep a constant bottom hole pressure during MPD-operations and perform planning with an offline model. wellBalance™ provides real-time set points to the MPD control system, based on dynamic real-time simulation, calibrated against downhole measurements. It is complemented with an offline simulation tool, wellBalance™ Offline, to use in engineering and planning of the MPD operation.ou plan and drill your complex wells.

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 enables you to do 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). ffffffff

We are expanding rapidly, and we are looking for great people to join our team in Singapore.  We are looking for people who are passionate about how new technology can improve how people and organizations live and work.  eDrilling is a software company, that through artificial intelligence, machine learning, predictive analytics, and digital twin technologies, represent a paradigm shift in well construction and drilling operations in the energy industry.

Interested?  Send an email to info@edrilling.no, with a link to your LinkedIn page.  We would love to hear from you.

On Wednesday November 21, we will arrange a webinar titled “Pre-drill your well to ensure hazard and NPT free, and optimized, drilling operations”

Attend this webinar to learn more about how you, utilizing eDrilling’s digital twin, can ensure safe, effective and efficient well delivery for any planned well by acquiring skills and experience on the specific well prior to operations.

The webinar is for everyone interested in optimal preparations for drilling operations (drilling superintendents, drilling supervisors, training/ competence-, and HSE professionals)

If you are interested in joining our 30 minute webinar on November 21, please register here.

Please note that due to time zone variations, there are two webinars scheduled for Wednesday, November 21. Please choose the one most fitting with your schedule and time zone. If you cannot attend either of the two webinars, but are still interested in learning more about how to take training and preparation for drilling operations to a whole new level, please contact us by simply sending an email to info@edrilling.no

 

 

We understand clearly the industry’s need to improve safety margins and reduce and rid themselves of risk, not to talk about the need to drastically reduce well planning time.

At the same time, we understand the investment you have done over the years (time, money, competence, etc.) in your legacy planning solutions, and the pain (cost, competence, workforce, etc) of replacing it with software that can help you with the above.

By offering our technologies as microservices, you now have a solution. eDrilling’s wellPlanner offer instant modernization of your legacy well planning and well design systems, while at the same time extending the value of your existing investments.

Attend this webinar to learn more about how to balance your need for continuity and cost savings with the objective of implementing a well planning solution that really enhances drilling operation efficiency

If you are interested in joining our 30 minute webinar on October 24, please register here.

The webinar is for everyone interested in quicker and better quality drilling programs (well engineering managers, well/drilling engineers, etc.), and saving time and cost on well planning (CIOs, CTOs, everybody)

We are proud to announce the launch of Diagnostics 3.0, a new and expanded version of our diagnostics module. Using our digital-twin, it is available as an integral part of our automated monitoring and real time optimization solution – wellAhead. The new version delivers new diagnostics, improved notifications, as well as allowing customer to choose between diagnostics, first action(s), and/or symptoms as their alert(s) of choice.

Reinventing drilling
Using a digital twin in drilling operations provides you with the tools to prevent hazards, avoid NPT, and optimize drilling performance.

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

It’s forward- and what-if simulations capabilities allows you to change parameters for optimal drilling.

 

 

Want to know more about how to rid yourself of NPT, avoid hazardous incidents, and increase drilling performance, come see us at ONS2018 in Stavanger, Norway from the 27th – 30th of August. Come by for a chat and a demo in the Digitalization Zone, in Hall 4.

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 enables you to do 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).

 

Recently we analysed 60+ wells were our technologies had been actively utilised in preparation and/or operation, and where we had correct and sufficient data to conclude on the hypothesis. Thus, 40+ of our digital twins in the period were omitted, due to availability (contractual, geographical, policy) of data.

Sidetracks, or avoidance thereof, was the focal area of the study, although the study also found that there had been 0 hazardous incidents on the 60+ wells analysed. «Geological surprises» as reason for having to do a sidetrack were omitted. Cuttings build up, collapse, washout, and packoff leading to plugging the well, were included.

We have had 5000+ 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.

 

 

 

 

 

Executive Summary

We researched 60+ wells where eDrilling’s digital twin technologies was used in i) preparations for well, ii) automated monitoring of well, and iii) real-time optimization of well – or a combination of these – and found that these wells had no hazardous incidents and no sidetracks.

 

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 enables you to do 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).

 

Methodology

We analysed 60+ wells were our technologies had been actively utilised in preparation and/or operation, and where we had correct and sufficient data to conclude on the hypothesis. Thus, 40+ of our digital twins in the period were omitted, due to availability (contractual, geographical, policy) of data.

Sidetracks, or avoidance thereof, was the focal area of the study, although the study also found that there had been 0 hazardous incidents on the 60+ wells analysed.  «Geological surprises» as reason for having to do a sidetrack were omitted. Cuttings build up, collapse, washout, and packoff leading to plugging the well, were included.

We have had 5000+ 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.

 

Findings

Of the 60+ wells analysed, 0 – zero – 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 had a 100% success rate here too.

Performance Optimization

We did not include performance optimization results in the study. Mostly because we, and our customers, wanted 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.

 

The Tyttebaer team is preparing for the upcoming exploration well, by drilling well 34/5-2S in simulator using a digital twin prior to operations.

Shell will use the Saipem semi-submersible Scarabeo 8 to drill the well in the Tyttebaer prospect at 387 m water depth near the Knarr field in June this year. Shell is the operator of this production license (373 S) in the North Sea.

wellSim hiDRILL is the solution for enabling your crews to pre-drill, perform a trial run if you like, of your upcoming well in simulator. It provides safe, effective, and efficient well delivery for any planned well by giving crew skills and experience on the specific well.