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Paper presented at the SPE/IADC International Drilling Conference and Exhibition, March 8–12, 2021
Paper Number: SPE-204110-MS
... design eliminates multiple high-wear rotating control device (RCD) components such as bearings and rotary seal as well as their associated failure modes. Redundant, active seal elements ensure wellbore seal quality throughout the seal assembly life. Active seal condition monitoring alerts the rig...
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Paper presented at the SPE/IADC International Drilling Conference and Exhibition, March 8–12, 2021
Paper Number: SPE-204021-MS
... climate change formation factor upstream oil & gas artificial intelligence reliability statistics backup tool rig drilling campaign carbon footprint air emission operation full backup operator field backup capital employed tool failure financial impact risked backup...
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Paper presented at the IADC/SPE International Drilling Conference and Exhibition, March 3–5, 2020
Paper Number: SPE-199597-MS
... Abstract In the last years drilling industry is rapidly, changing from mechanized/manual rig solutions to fully automated hands-free remotely controlled drilling operations. This is mainly driven by the strive to achieve consistent high operational speeds. The automated rig minimizes man's...
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Paper presented at the IADC/SPE International Drilling Conference and Exhibition, March 3–5, 2020
Paper Number: SPE-199576-MS
... Simulink has a vast library of pre-built component modules from which to start a simulation. It also allows new software modules to be created and combined to in order to model complete control systems including parasitic losses, which are typical on drilling rigs with long motor power cables...
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Paper presented at the IADC/SPE International Drilling Conference and Exhibition, March 3–5, 2020
Paper Number: SPE-199671-MS
... by stabilizing grid frequency so that the rig can operate with only the needed number of generators online to meet the demand of the rig; additional generators are not needed to stabilize frequency. This allows both reductions in fuel consumption and reductions in service costs of the engines. A land...
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Paper presented at the IADC/SPE International Drilling Conference and Exhibition, March 3–5, 2020
Paper Number: SPE-199573-MS
... Abstract The world's first hybrid drilling rig began commercial operations on July 1 st , 2018. Significant fuel savings and emissions reductions were achieved by implementing a hybrid Energy Management System (hEMS). The hEMS uses battery energy storage and engine automation to reduce...
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Paper presented at the IADC/SPE International Drilling Conference and Exhibition, March 3–5, 2020
Paper Number: SPE-199644-MS
... used bit guidance software for approximately one year, which was a significant backbone component of the automated sliding system. The automated sliding software was installed and tested on the rig, and then deployed on a six-well pad for initial observation and analysis. After deployment...
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Paper presented at the IADC/SPE International Drilling Conference and Exhibition, March 3–5, 2020
Paper Number: SPE-199616-MS
... and KPIs such as connection time, difficulties with conducting historical analysis, monitoring trends, setting realistic goals, and meaningful comparisons of rigs, crews, and service providers motivated the authors to conduct a detailed study and investigate the potential improvement benefits associated...
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Paper presented at the IADC/SPE International Drilling Conference and Exhibition, March 3–5, 2020
Paper Number: SPE-199552-MS
... Abstract This paper provides a case study on the successes and challenges with retrofitting tripping automation on two deepwater rigs operating in the Gulf of Mexico. The paper details the approach taken to overcome challenges associated with implementing and adopting automation technology...
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Paper presented at the IADC/SPE International Drilling Conference and Exhibition, March 3–5, 2020
Paper Number: SPE-199569-MS
... the drilling system, in this case the rig, or if the action is a log request, the fulfillment will retrieve information from the log stored in the cloud database. IoT Core and real-time cloud database are services offered by the cloud company, the details of which will be revealed in the following sections...
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Paper presented at the IADC/SPE International Drilling Conference and Exhibition, March 3–5, 2020
Paper Number: SPE-199549-MS
... by leveraging on the capabilities of the new rig. Historically, the scope of operations in the field cuts across drilling, completions, well intervention, work over and abandonment. These operations have been executed with various rigs over the years. The two types of Mobile Offshore Drilling Units (MODUs...
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Paper presented at the SPE/IADC International Drilling Conference and Exhibition, March 5–7, 2019
Paper Number: SPE-194063-MS
... The process began long before spudding the well. In this case, the operator assembled a well-integrated team of service providers and rig personnel, and bonus-malus performance incentives were established. The selection of first-rate technologies and processes reflected the operator’s...
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Paper presented at the SPE/IADC International Drilling Conference and Exhibition, March 5–7, 2019
Paper Number: SPE-194079-MS
... significantly. Abstract Objectives and Scope An active wellbore sealing system has undergone simulated drilling tests in a full-scale, purpose-built test rig facility. The active wellbore sealing system contains wellbore pressure during all drilling operations with an active, direct-hydraulic control...
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Paper presented at the SPE/IADC International Drilling Conference and Exhibition, March 5–7, 2019
Paper Number: SPE-194080-MS
... Figure 1 A sample architecture for SOAP data transfer With a web service protocol, the process to retrieve measurements from the rig would start with the operator's server requesting data from the onshore aggregating server for a specific well. That aggregator will itself have made...
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Paper presented at the SPE/IADC International Drilling Conference and Exhibition, March 5–7, 2019
Paper Number: SPE-194184-MS
... that a driller on one test rig accept the changes to the drilling techniques and modified workflows. The challenge is to scale across an operator’s mixed rig contractor fleet getting fleet-wide driller and stakeholder buy-in. The system used for this paper consists of a Rig-based Drilling Advisory System (RDAS...
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Paper presented at the SPE/IADC International Drilling Conference and Exhibition, March 5–7, 2019
Paper Number: SPE-194226-MS
... severity. In addition, the restricted dimension of the drill string increases the risk of buckling and twist-off. Table 1 Comparison of typical parameters for the miniature and a full-scale rig. Item Full Scale Drillbotics Unit Bit Diameter 6 – 36 1.125 [in] Weight on Bit...
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Paper presented at the SPE/IADC International Drilling Conference and Exhibition, March 5–7, 2019
Paper Number: SPE-194165-MS
... with just one drilling rig being available on this subsea development as the subsea equipment from different subsea equipment suppliers is not design compatible. The conventional approach would be to change out the topside installation and intervention equipment from one manufacturer to that of the other...
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Paper presented at the SPE/IADC International Drilling Conference and Exhibition, March 5–7, 2019
Paper Number: SPE-194093-MS
... drilling performance Upstream Oil & Gas axial vibration downhole data Exhibition oscillation redesign WOB rpm oscillation rig performance limiter spe annual technical conference dysfunction Artificial Intelligence drill pipe drilling parameter BHA whirl vibration Since 2012...
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Paper presented at the SPE/IADC International Drilling Conference and Exhibition, March 5–7, 2019
Paper Number: SPE-194088-MS
..., this model represented a complete virtual rig, ready to connect and develop the managed pressure drilling (MPD) control system. Running together with the control system it was also, with some minor changes, ready to be used in a training simulator. The big step was to prepare the model for running...
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Paper presented at the SPE/IADC International Drilling Conference and Exhibition, March 5–7, 2019
Paper Number: SPE-194108-MS
... drive system affect the magnitude and frequencies observed. Abstract This work investigates the results of the first deployment in the industry of technology Z on an offshore drilling rig with a heavy top drive. The study uses a quantitative analysis of downhole data to confirm the benefits of Z...

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