National oil company uses Machine Learning to steer through hazardous, high-dogleg intervals while running 9 5/8” casing

Predictive machine learning agents were used by the real-time operation center to make informed decisions and guide the rig crew through hazardous, high dogleg and high inclination intervals.

National Oil Company (NOC) experienced a stuck pipe while drilling the main wellbore of a production well, and as a consequence needed to drill a costly side-track to reach the target. The side-track required casing to be run through two high dogleg-severity (DLS) and high inclination intervals, adding further risk of stuck pipe and cost increases.

An Electronic Rig Action Plan – Information Carrier Equally Applicable to the Driller and the Automation Platform

SPE-195959-MS, Lars-Jørgen Ruså Solvi, Aker BP, Olav Revheim, Exebenus, Serafima Schaefer, Exebenus, Frank Johan Schutte, Aker BP.
Presented at SPE ATCE 2019.

Abstracts: By use of the proposed method for digitilizing operation procedures and activities, the rig action plan can become the dynamic information exchange platform between planning and execution phase. Digitilizing the workflow and structuring the information in a rig action plan enables engineers to plan operations and transmit procedures and related parameters in a consistent form applicable to the driller and the drilling control system’s automation platform.

Digitalization of Detailed Drilling Operation Plans and Verification of Automatic Progress Tracking with an Online Drilling Simulator Environment

SPE-199666-MS, Pourya Farmanbar, Exebenus, Olav Revheim, Exebenus, Anne Siw Uberg, Exebenus, Alexander Chekushev, Exebenus, Eric Cayeux, NORCE, Jan Einar Gravdal, NORCE, Espen Hauge, Equinor. Presented at SPE/IADC 2020.

Abstracts: In the age of digitalization and automatization of drilling operations, it is time to move the detailed drilling operating procedure from its classical text format, only intended for human interpretation, to a structured representation that can be utilized efficiently by computer systems. The immediate benefit of this transformation is that progress tracking during an operation can be fully automated.

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