Intelligent Pipe-Handling: A Case Study for Automation
- Nathan Moralez (BP) | Nahum Ronquillo (National Oilwell Varco) | Dario Lisi (BP) | Michael Lynch (BP) | Christopher Parker (BP) | John Sutler (BP) | Matias Machum (Seadrill Americas Inc.)
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- IADC/SPE International Drilling Conference and Exhibition, 3-5 March, Galveston, Texas, USA
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- 2020. IADC/SPE International Drilling Conference and Exhibition
- 1.6 Drilling Operations
- Process Automation, Process Safety, Pipe-handling Automation, Human Factors
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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 and presents an analysis of key performance indicators that illustrate the success of the project. The paper also presents learnings and recommendations for deploying process automation while discussing some of the remaining challenges to overcome acceptance of automation in the upstream oil and gas drilling industry including implications to human performance.
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