An operator has expanded the capacity and capability of an existing real time drilling data center to produce a drilling information system that provides a variety of services to all domestic affiliates. This system serves to unite field, enigneering, management, and technical support personnel into a drilling team by integrating real-time data and applications programs on a dedicated system to which all parties have continuous access.

The system provides for well surveillance, well management information, and engineering application programs.

A drilling team can choose to use one or all of the services including engineering application programs, morning reporting and/or real-time drilling data on terminals located in the field or office, or on portable dial-up terminals. A brief discussion of data center operations, including field data input, communications, data processing and surveillance, is presented.

Several examples of actual field applications demonstrate various aspects of the system's utility.

A brief dicussion of future developments is offered for completeness.

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