Since the implementation of the Drilling Performance Department in late 2017, ADNOC Offshore has been able to develop a company performance-oriented culture among the drilling teams. This performance culture is reflected in 25% ILT reduction in 2018 and 12% in 2019. Furthermore, 37 NPT RCA cases were investigated and concluded in 2019, which resulted in 57 actions for tracking and closure.

With 5 (five) concessions, 9 (nine) different shareholders, and 39 (thirty-nine) rigs, drilling performance management is challenging. ADNOC Offshore created a centralized Drilling Performance Team to capitalize on this diversity as an opportunity to improve the traditional drilling performance role. This paper describes the team's approach on Drilling Performance and the consecutive result.

The team enhances the typical drilling performance role of Key Performance Indicator (KPI) management and reporting by adopting the Performance Opportunity Time (POT) and Root Cause Analysis (RCA) Process. At the same time, the Drilling Performance Team facilitates the flow of information between teams to ensure effective knowledge transfer within such a large organization.

The POT concept tackles the well duration reduction through the reduction of Invisible Lost Time (ILT) and Non-Productive Time (NPT).

To reduce the ILT, the team took advantage of the extensive technical background in the various drilling teams. Performance improvement initiatives were proposed by taking references from different teams within ADNOC Offshore and evaluating the application in other concession. Other approach is to compare with out-of-company references.

For NPT reduction, the innovative approach was to use the HSE Root Cause Analysis (RCA) concept. This RCA process led by the Drilling Performance Team was implemented to standardize the approach and have a systematic investigation analysis. This process resulted in identifying root causes and effective corrective action plans. As per HSE, addressing the root causes of incidents would result in the most significant impact in NPT.

This approach also allows an independent and more detailed look on the subjects, where commonly these tasks are done in a limited manner by drilling teams alone with their ongoing operational workload. Finally, results are communicated to the drilling organization through lessons learned portal and technical bulletins.

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