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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.

 

 

 

 

These are indeed defining times for industry. We sat down with eDrilling’s VP Product Management and Strategy, Morten Svendsen, to hear his views on one of those items often put forward to secure a bright future for us all – namely digitalization.

Digitalization – hot or not?

– Definitely hot. There is a wind of change blowing in the industry, and it has digitalization written all over it. For us in the software world this is just a new name for something we have done all along, but we observe that the general awareness and acknowledgement of the value digitalization brings is at a whole new level among our customers and partners.

Is there a “recipe” for digitalization?

– Not one – the shoe that fits one person pinches another. Some are putting their toes in, and others are doing the cannonball. Although there are variations as to how different companies are approaching it, they all have in common that this is now a board level priority. Indeed, oil and gas CEOs are preaching “digitizing of the industry” as the only way forward.

We can also learn from history. When Hitec, our ancestor if you like, introduced cyber drilling, it was all focused on technology, and too little on people, work processes, and legacy workflows. Today, when we are working together with our next-door neighbour Statoil on “next generation well delivery,” which is one of their digitalization pillars, we have an all-encompassing approach.

Do the industry need «digitalization»?

– Yes, and I speak for the drilling side of things. Whether you call it digitalization or something else, application and intelligent use of real time drilling data, is a game-changer.
Many of the important workflows are still carried out with technologies that are at, or, I think, beyond end-of-life. Training on generic Drilling Simulators was introduced in the early 90s (by Hitec), and improving drilling decision-making by looking at “squiggly lines” in real time operations centers was all the rage as early as the turn of the century. There are huge savings to be made, as well as safety and efficiency gains, by putting these technologies in a museum, and move on.

A couple of years ago we introduced “training on your own well”, revolutionising the impact on safety and efficiency. And, we are currently working with a number of E&P companies with software to help them get value out of their real time centers and roles. A logical next step from that is to work right from the platform, the technology is already here, it’s rather legacy processes, workflows and business models holding back.

We have had ups and downs in this industry since forever – and we often fail to learn, and go back to the old ways as soon as the upswing occurs – will it be different this time?

– Well, we do not know for sure, but from what we see, companies are trying to make their cost reductions be sustainable. There’s no consensus this time around industry outlook or future oil price levels, and this uncertainty leads to focus on balancing cost and profitability in a way we have not seen before.

Digital this and digital that. These are indeed exciting times for the oil and gas industry. It is early days yet in 2018, but there’s growing optimism around. Especially for those involved in digitalisation of the industry. We sat down with eDrilling’s COO, Sven Inge Odegaard, to hear his view on the topics of digital twin and platform.