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Paper presented at the SPE/IADC Middle East Drilling Technology Conference and Exhibition, May 25–27, 2021
Paper Number: SPE-202181-MS
... distinct departure from traditional automation systems which are confined to fixed sequences and simply mechanize a series of pre-programmed, repetitive actions. In order to take an active role in decision-making, the system utilized rig sensor data to determine the current drilling operation or "rig-state...
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Paper presented at the SPE/IADC Middle East Drilling Technology Conference and Exhibition, May 25–27, 2021
Paper Number: SPE-202117-MS
... Leader and the Reservoir Team Leader, whose expectations and objectives were managed by the Integrated Well Services Project Management Team (PMT). To be able to access the deep reservoirs for the project, a new generation, fully automated coiled tubing drilling rig was deployed from Canada. The...
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Paper presented at the SPE/IADC Middle East Drilling Technology Conference and Exhibition, May 25–27, 2021
Paper Number: SPE-202169-MS
... discharge requirements. The project exceeded initial expectations by accommodating non-aqueous drilling waste from jack-up drilling rigs in addition to artificial islands own rigs. Subsurface assurance and engineering workflows proved to be effective in ensuring subsurface containment of drilling waste in...
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Paper presented at the SPE/IADC Middle East Drilling Technology Conference and Exhibition, May 25–27, 2021
Paper Number: SPE-202073-MS
... also demonstrates the combination of Low-frequency and High-frequency data can reveal the many secrets of the drilling operations and can open the many sides of drilling operations for improvements. Low-Frequency data was entered manually at the rig-site using an improved coding system to identify the...
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Paper presented at the SPE/IADC Middle East Drilling Technology Conference and Exhibition, May 25–27, 2021
Paper Number: SPE-202091-MS
... established. Once the system detects the influx, it performs a series of operations by taking control of the drilling rig equipment. The drill string is spaced out, top drive and mud pumps are stopped, and the BOP is closed. All of this occurs without the driller doing anything; however, he can intervene at...
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Paper presented at the SPE/IADC Middle East Drilling Technology Conference and Exhibition, January 29–31, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-189316-MS
... Abstract The driller, or well execution engineer, as some call it, is now responsible for a bigger part of the overall drilling process as automation and mechanization on rigs increases and the market moves toward performance-based, as opposed to day-rate, contracts. More information must now...
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Paper presented at the SPE/IADC Middle East Drilling Technology Conference and Exhibition, January 29–31, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-189417-MS
... The novel 8000m rig notated by ZJ80/5850 was designed by adherence to a series of China national and oil & gas industrial standards as well as relevant API specifications. The rig power allocation was computered based on the following load factors in Table 3 . Each factor was...
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Paper presented at the SPE/IADC Middle East Drilling Technology Conference and Exhibition, January 29–31, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-189411-MS
... After the tools arrived in country, the TRS company coordinated all the trial runs with KOC. Once a probable casing run candidate was identified, a Technical Manager from the CRT company would visit the rig to perform a rig survey ensuring all aspects of the rig meet the necessary specifications...
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Paper presented at the SPE/IADC Middle East Drilling Technology Conference and Exhibition, January 26–28, 2016
Paper Number: SPE-178180-MS
... All this effort in freeing up the main deck has resulted in over 2200 m 2 /23.700 ft 2 of unobstructed deck area available to the rig owner. This huge free deck area vastly improves the material handling and logistics on the rig which in turn results in safer rig operations every day. Yet...
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Paper presented at the SPE/IADC Middle East Drilling Technology Conference and Exhibition, January 26–28, 2016
Paper Number: SPE-178226-MS
... Abstract Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (ADMA-OPCO) is increasing the rig activity and the well complexity in its development fields. The new feasibility design process involves, categorizing the analysis into three stages that includes difficulities during rig approach, recovering...
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Paper presented at the SPE/IADC Middle East Drilling Technology Conference and Exhibition, January 26–28, 2016
Paper Number: SPE-178253-MS
... acknowledgment of SPE/IADC copyright. Abstract Drilling contractors used to move onshore drilling rigs between two well sites (from the old location to the new location) using standard desert moving system with hydraulic jacks for lifting, gooseneck and dollies/wheels the rig pulled by Kenworth and...
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Paper presented at the SPE/IADC Middle East Drilling Technology Conference and Exhibition, January 26–28, 2016
Paper Number: SPE-178198-MS
... Abstract This paper describes the improvements in drilling operations in the West Qurna-2 field, as evidenced in a reduction of well days and non-productive time, as activity increased from two to six rigs over a fourteen month period. The West Qurna-2 field, one of the largest oil fields in...
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Paper presented at the SPE/IADC Middle East Drilling Technology Conference and Exhibition, January 26–28, 2016
Paper Number: SPE-178207-MS
... As a part of the work process modification, the training session was used to evaluate the modifications and the implementation towards the rig and onshore operation. The teams concluded rapidly that the rig should not be included as a part of the communication line, to ensure that the rig had...
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Paper presented at the SPE/IADC Middle East Drilling Technology Conference and Exhibition, January 26–28, 2016
Paper Number: SPE-178244-MS
... thousands of kilometers of ocean to gather oceanographic data, for effective environmental seep surveys, taking meteorological readings while maintaining a stationary position, or circling a rig at a preset distance to provide early warning of security and environmental threats. Once deployed, it uses no...
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Paper presented at the SPE/IADC Middle East Drilling Technology Conference & Exhibition, October 7–9, 2013
Paper Number: SPE-166683-MS
... Abstract Offshore drilling rigs are increasingly complex integrated systems that incorporate automated software-dependent control systems to maintain safe and effective operations. Under even relatively benign conditions, software issues have caused unintended circumstances, sometimes with...
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Paper presented at the SPE/IADC Middle East Drilling Technology Conference & Exhibition, October 7–9, 2013
Paper Number: SPE-166705-MS
... Abstract ADCO has evaluated the potential scope of work for hoists within it's operations and concluded that there is significant potential in terms of freeing up rig time (4 – 6 rig years per year over 5 years business plan period) and generating cost savings. ADCO's maturing fields and...
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Paper presented at the SPE/IADC Middle East Drilling Technology Conference & Exhibition, October 7–9, 2013
Paper Number: SPE-166707-MS
... Rig construction was launched after finalizing the engineering drawings and signing the contract between Rig manufacturer and rig owner. It includes cutting steel and main rig equipment fabrication (i.e. Mast, Substructure, Engine Trailers…etc.). It also covers the steel inspection for in house...
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Paper presented at the SPE/IADC Middle East Drilling Technology Conference & Exhibition, October 7–9, 2013
Paper Number: SPE-166693-MS
... Abstract This paper is going to present Communication Protocol Management Tool between Rigs in "CAT-A" Wells and the Successful Story to Deliver Sour Gas Project and using Simultaneous Operations Management Tool based on a new concept and the respective qualification program run in the Field...
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Paper presented at the SPE/IADC Middle East Drilling Technology Conference & Exhibition, October 7–9, 2013
Paper Number: SPE-166742-MS
... personnel at the rigsite. In general, rig operations were usually successfully completed with the technology available at the time. However, with economic downturns, increased competition, and variations in oil and gas prices, the upstream industry has become far more cost and efficiency sensitive...
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Paper presented at the SPE/IADC Middle East Drilling Technology Conference & Exhibition, October 7–9, 2013
Paper Number: SPE-166748-MS
... Abstract For drilling contractors a critical task is to manage rig overhauls and equipment upgrades in a timely manner, and within budget. Upgrading of drilling rigs with specialised equipment is common practice and happens every day around the world. A future challenge is the flawless...

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