Exebenus has partnered with Sigma Enterprises (Mazrui Energy Service company) a leading Energy Services & Technology provider in the Middle East region. The partnerships will deliver innovative power, combining both software and services to provide state-of-the-art digital solutions to the UAE and the rest of the Middle East.
Case Studies for the Successful Deployment of Wells Augmented Stuck Pipe Indicator in Wells Real Time Centre
IPTC-21199-MS: Meor M. Hakeem Meor Hashim, M. Hazwan Yusoff, M. Faris Arriffin, and Azlan Mohamad, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd; Tengku Ezharuddin Tengku Bidin, Faazmiar Technology Sdn Bhd; Dalila Gomes, Exebenus
Abstracts: The restriction or inability of the drill string to reciprocate or rotate while in the borehole is commonly known as a stuck pipe. This event is typically accompanied by constraints in drilling fluid flow, except for differential sticking. The stuck pipe can manifest based on three different mechanisms, i.e. pack-off, differential sticking, and wellbore geometry. Despite its infrequent occurrence, non-productive time (NPT) events have a massive cost impact. Nevertheless, stuck pipe incidents can be evaded with proper identification of its unique symptoms which allows an early intervention and remediation action. Over the decades, multiple analytical studies have been attempted to predict stuck pipe occurrences. The latest venture into this drilling operational challenge now utilizes Machine Learning (ML) algorithms in forecasting stuck pipe risk.
IPTC:21455-MS: Meor M. Hakeem Meor Hashim, M. Hazwan Yusoff, M. Faris Arriffin, and Azlan Mohamad, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd; Tengku Ezharuddin Tengku Bidin, Faazmiar Technology Sdn Bhd; Dalila Gomes, Exebenus
Abstracts: The advancement of technology in this era has long profited the oil and gas industry by means of shrinking non-productive time (NPT) events and reducing drilling operational costs via real-time monitoring and intervention. Nevertheless, stuck pipe incidents have been a big concern and pain point for any drilling operations. Real-time monitoring with the aid of dynamic roadmaps of drilling parameters is useful in recognizing potential downhole issues but the initial stuck pipe symptoms are often minuscule in a short time frame hence it is a challenge to identify it in time. Wells Augmented Stuck Pipe Indicator (WASP) is a data-driven method leveraging historical drilling data and auxiliary engineering information to provide an impartial trend detection of impending stuck pipe incidents. WASP is a solution set to tackle the challenge. The solution is anchored on Machine Learning (ML) models which assess real-time drilling data and compute the risk of potential stuck pipe based on drilling activities, probable stuck pipe mechanisms, and operation time.
ITPC-21221-MS: Meor M. Hakeem Meor Hashim, M. Hazwan Yusoff, M. Faris Arriffin, and Azlan Mohamad, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd; Dalila Gomes and Majo Jose, EXEBENUS; Tengku Ezharuddin Tengku Bidin, FAAZMIAR TechnologySdn Bhd
Abstracts: Stuck pipe is one of the leading causes of non-productive time (NPT) while drilling. Machine learning (ML) techniques can be used to predict and avoid stuck pipe issues. In this paper, a model based on ML to predict and prevent stuck pipe related to differential sticking (DS) is presented. The stuck pipe indicator is established by detecting and predicting abnormalities in the drag signatures during tripping and drilling activities. The solution focuses on detecting differential sticking risk via assessing hookload signatures, based on previous experience from historical wells. Therefore, selecting the proper training set has proven to be a crucial stage of model development, especially considering the challenges in data quality. The model is trained with historical wells with and without differential sticking issues.
Exebenus has signed an exclusive agreement with Sumitomo Australia to promote the Exebenus Pulse software solutions to customers in the Oceania region. With this agreement, Exebenus intends to expand its reach by Sumitomo Australia promoting the Exebenus software in conjunction with their existing products.
All of us at Exebenus are sincerely grateful to Innovation Norway. We are a young and growing company that is dedicated to creating exceptional technology. Knowing that Innovation Norway believes in us and continues to support us, is truly motivating. We will carry on doing our outmost to convert the grant into continued growth and employment.
Jim Krupa, Vice President of the Americas, presented at the Darcy Partners “Drilling: Knowledge Management Forum”, August 5, 2020. The event focused on using and managing knowledge during drilling and wells operations. Jim presented the Exebenus Pulse application and our Machine Learning (ML) stuck pipe agents.
Sumitomo Corporation has acquired a stake in Exebenus AS. Exebenus embraces and enforces Sumitomo’s vision of creating the future of autonomous drilling. Sumitomo Corporation accelerates contribution to safer and more cost-effective D&C operations in the O&G industry by introducing state-of-art digital technology.
To reach our users located all around the world we have launched the Exebenus YouTube channel. Here you will find long and short videos of Exebenus Pulse workflows and functionalities, and how to take advantage of Exebenus Pulse.
Unni K. Ulland joins Exebenus as Vice Presicent Operations. She has more than 20 years’ experience as an oil and gas industry professional, including previous roles as Information & Technology manager at Engie E&P Norway and Chief Information Officer at Neptune Energy internationally.