automation in the oilfield operations

Exebenus and Ops Excellence sign partnership agreement to promote machine learning and automation solutions in Oman

Exebenus AS and Ops Excellence LLC have signed a partnership agreement to promote machine learning and automation solutions to oil and gas operators in Oman, with particular focus on the Exebenus Current ML™ Real-Time ROP Optimization and Stuck Pipe machine learning agents. “The partnership with Exebenus gives us the opportunity to support our clients in making a step change in their digital transformation,” said Michael Schonewald, Ops Excellence Managing Director.

Digitalized Operation Procedures Provide Rig Automation System With Context To Manage Longer And Broader Sequences Of Activities

SPE-208767-MS: Pourya Farmanbar, Anne Siw Berge, Olav Revheim, Alexander Chekushev, Serafima Schaefer, Exebenus. 

Abstracts: The exact definition of all types of activities in well construction, from spud to completion, is an area of great challenges for an automation system to function successfully in. In an operation plan, these activities can be categorized into three subgroups: standard and repetitive sub-activities, customized sub-activities, and manual sub-activities. A digitalized detailed operation procedure (DOP) provides the appropriate context by defining the machine-readable version of these activities.

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.