Benefits of using a Digital Twin in Well Construction

eDrilling uses dynamic drilling models and diagnostic technology merged with 3D visualization for a true digital twin or ‘virtual wellbore.’

Constructing wells are capital intensive in terms of financial, operational and reputational risks.

Artificial intelligence (AI) will be pivotal in leveraging both historical and new data from drilling operations to generate immediate, accurate and comprehensive insights for improved decision-making.

Digital twins provide unprecedented insight into drilling operations for planning, optimizing and monitoring with advanced analytics.

The technology allows creating a virtual model of the well that is constantly updated with real-time data and helps make dynamic and well-informed decisions. The technology provides a competitive edge for companies that adopt it, in terms of real monetary gains, improved safety and increased efficiency of drilling operations.

eDrilling uses dynamic drilling models and diagnostic technology merged with 3D visualization for a true digital twin or “virtual wellbore.”

Downhole GPS

eDrilling’s inaugural vision was to create a downhole GPS (i.e., Google maps for drilling operations). Convinced AI and machine learning technologies would represent a quantum leap in well construction, it has now become a paradigm shift in the oil and gas industry.

The software employs model-based reasoning in AI and predictive analytics to detect at a very early stage any anomalies, and it provides crew with warnings, notifications and diagnostic messages in good time to make the necessary adjustments. The software includes automated forecasting, forward-looking and what-if analysis, allowing for change in parameters and optimal drilling on the fly.

For example, well control events are avoided, and pressures are managed proactively. If there are potential influxes, the system detects very early indications, which are symptoms of a well control event, and also provide specific recommended actions for the driller to adjust and/or improve the situation. First actions are also provided directly to the control system to change the drilling plan.

Each event avoided will on average save one or more days and thus typically an estimate of 5 MNOK or more in the North Sea. Some operators have reported an increase in drilling efficiency by at least 10% and reduction in complex situations and accidents by 30% to 40%.

People and safety

An internal study researches the value of using digital twins in well construction and drilling operations used in more than 100 wells (to date, this research is continual). The results found that these wells had no hazardous incidents or any non-geological sidetracks, both of which are key priorities and objectives for most E&P companies around the world.

People and safety are the guiding principles when developing the software solutions, and the customers are happy about ridding themselves of the considerable costs associated with having to do sidetracks.

Digital twins represent the biggest opportunity available for performance optimization, avoidance of nonproductive time and hazard prevention in the energy industry.

Sustainability

Last but not the least, digital twins have proven to be a key enabler in improving the scorecard on sustainability for well construction through less carbon footprint by reducing overall drilling time; encouraging and bringing confidence to contactless advisory and collaboration; and its potential application to activities such as geothermal drilling.

Long seen as a temporary measure (due to initial pandemic lock-down), physical distancing habits seem like they are going to stick. Consequently, demand for contactless and/or low-touch activities are on the rise as well as a requirement for mostly all product delivery and services to be less contact and touch.

By enabling remote advisory, remote collaboration and long-distance (team) learning, the eDrilling system answers the challenges of the new world of work and helps ease and accelerate workforce transformation.

NPT reduced by 8-10% and drilling rate improved by 20%

Gazpromneft and eDrilling shared the initial results from their Drilling Management Center at the SPE/IADC International Drilling Conference and Exhibition in Galvestion, USA this week.  Title of presentation was “Optimizing Drilling Wells and Increasing the Operation Efficiency Using Digital Twin Technology“.  Gazpromneft’s Drilling Management Center (DMC) has utilized eDrilling software to monitor and control drilling operations.  This has contributed to increased efficiency and safety.

Since introduction of the Drilling Management Center, NPT has been reduced by 8-10 percent, and drilling rate has been improved by 20%.  eDrilling is one of several new technology vendors used and qualified in the DMC.  Two examples:

i) Safer tripping and proper ECD management with less surge & swab incidents, as well as borehole stability issues have been achieved, and

ii) digital twin control of wellbore friction and back-reaming has helped to prevent pack-off situations

 

eDrilling Gazpromneft Drilling Management Cetner

DMC Utilizing AI software to optimize drilling operations

 

Gazprom NEFT is a vertically integrated oil company, primarily engaged in oil and gas exploration and production, refining, and the production and sale of petroleum products.

Gazpromneft Drilling Management Center is a subdivision of Gazpromneft STC that is in charge of round the clock monitoring, control, and remote engineering support of construction of the most complex or unique well at all of the company’s oil fields.

 

 

wəllAhead is eDrilling’s software solution for automated monitoring, real-time optimization, and live well support. It is designed for use on rig, in Real Time Decision Support Centers, and for any other individual or teams supporting live drilling operations. It is also the foundation of any viable rig-side automation

eDrilling is a world leading supplier of AI, machine learning, and predictive analytics solutions to the oil and gas industry. We work closely with E&P companies, operators, and service companies to help them save cost, improve safety, and increase efficiency of drilling operations.

Our mission is to help energy professionals at E&P companies, operators and service companies reach their goals by providing drilling and well performance solutions needed to better plan, prepare for, perform and evaluate drilling operations.

Our vision dates back to the late 1980s, when we wanted to create a downhole GPS, or Google Maps if you like, for drilling operations. Convinced artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies would represent a quantum leap in well construction, we set forth what has become a paradigm shift in the oil and gas industry. For over 25 years, leading E&P companies, service companies, and drilling contractors, have leveraged the power of these technologies to improve drilling performance, onshore and offshore, deep water and shallow water, complex wells and factory drilling. Globally.

Hazard prevention
Prior to operations, eDrilling provides you with software to acquire skills and experience on you specific upcoming well, focusing on risk avoidance and handling. During operations, eDrilling software at a very early stage detects anomalies, crews are provided diagnostics messages and notifications in good time to make the necessary adjustments.

Performance optimization
Our software provides forecasting, forward-looking and what-if analysis, allowing for change in parameters for optimal drilling (drilling the perfect well).

NPT avoidance
As above, eDrilling uses aritifical intelligence and predictive analytics to foresee what will happen with your well. Software provides diagnostics and first actions to the crew (or directly to the control system), in order to change the drilling plan – to avoid problems

 

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eDrilling and SK Oilfield join forces

eDrilling and SK Oilfield, a leading solution provider to India’s oil and gas industry, has joined forces to diffuse modern drilling technology in the E&P companies in the region.

SK Oilfield has an impressive 50 year track record of successful introduction and deployment of new technologies. The company has operations in Mumbai, New Delhi, Dehra Dun (birthplace of ONGC), Vadodara (Gujarat) and Duliajan (Assam)

 

ONGC

 

eDrilling is a world leading supplier of AI, machine learning, and predictive analytics solutions to the oil and gas industry. We work closely with E&P companies, operators, and service companies to help them save cost, improve safety, and increase efficiency of drilling operations.

Our mission is to help energy professionals at E&P companies, operators and service companies reach their goals by providing drilling and well performance solutions needed to better plan, prepare for, perform and evaluate drilling operations.

Our vision dates back to the late 1980s, when we wanted to create a downhole GPS, or Google Maps if you like, for drilling operations. Convinced artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies would represent a quantum leap in well construction, we set forth what has become a paradigm shift in the oil and gas industry. For over 25 years, leading E&P companies, service companies, and drilling contractors, have leveraged the power of these technologies to improve drilling performance, onshore and offshore, deep water and shallow water, complex wells and factory drilling. Globally.

Hazard prevention
Prior to operations, eDrilling provides you with software to acquire skills and experience on you specific upcoming well, focusing on risk avoidance and handling. During operations, eDrilling software at a very early stage detects anomalies, crews are provided diagnostics messages and notifications in good time to make the necessary adjustments.

Performance optimization
Our software provides forecasting, forward-looking and what-if analysis, allowing for change in parameters for optimal drilling (drilling the perfect well).

NPT avoidance
As above, eDrilling uses artificial intelligence and predictive analytics to foresee what will happen with your well. Software provides diagnostics and first actions to the crew (or directly to the control system), in order to change the drilling plan – to avoid problems

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Sinopec awards eDrilling decision support software contract

eDrilling has been awarded a contract by Sinopec for our real time optimization software. Sinopec is to integrate this into their own (Sinopec Sripe) Drilling Automation solutions.

Sinopec Sripe is an affiliate of Sinopec Group – it is a drilling research and development organization, responsible for engineering strategy and deployment of technology across Sinopec.

Sinopec Group is the largest oil and petrochemical products suppliers and the second largest oil and gas producer in China, the largest refining company and the third largest chemical company in the world.

eDrilling awarded contract by Sinopec

wəllAhead™ is eDrilling’s software solution for automated monitoring, real-time optimization, and live well support. It is designed for use on rig, in Real Time Decision Support Centers, and for any other individual or teams supporting live drilling operations. It is also the foundation of any viable rig-side automation

eDrilling is a world leading supplier of AI, machine learning, and predictive analytics solutions to the oil and gas industry. We work closely with E&P companies, operators, and service companies to help them save cost, improve safety, and increase efficiency of drilling operations.

Our mission is to help energy professionals at E&P companies, operators and service companies reach their goals by providing drilling and well performance solutions needed to better plan, prepare for, perform and evaluate drilling operations.

Our vision dates back to the late 1980s, when we wanted to create a downhole GPS, or Google Maps if you like, for drilling operations. Convinced artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies would represent a quantum leap in well construction, we set forth what has become a paradigm shift in the oil and gas industry. For over 25 years, leading E&P companies, service companies, and drilling contractors, have leveraged the power of these technologies to improve drilling performance, onshore and offshore, deep water and shallow water, complex wells and factory drilling. Globally.

Hazard prevention
Prior to operations, eDrilling provides you with software to acquire skills and experience on you specific upcoming well, focusing on risk avoidance and handling. During operations, eDrilling software at a very early stage detects anomalies, crews are provided diagnostics messages and notifications in good time to make the necessary adjustments.

Performance optimization
Our software provides forecasting, forward-looking and what-if analysis, allowing for change in parameters for optimal drilling (drilling the perfect well).

NPT avoidance
As above, eDrilling uses aritifical intelligence and predictive analytics to foresee what will happen with your well. Software provides diagnostics and first actions to the crew (or directly to the control system), in order to change the drilling plan – to avoid problems

 

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Artificial Intelligence, Predictive Analytics, and our Digital Twin at IADC/SPE

Firstly, our paper (presented by Maryam) has been chosen as one of the highlights at this year’s SPE/IADC Drilling Conference. She will talk about how our AI technologies are effectively used to derive conclusions (i.e. diagnosis or a prediction), avoiding incidents and non-productive time and maximize value of drilling operations

Furthermore, we are sponsoring the DSATS/IADC Art Symposium: Digital Twin for Drilling – Connecting the Physical and  Digital World.  It takes place on Monday, March 4 at 13:00 to 17:00.

Finally, you can find Kenza and Maryam at the exhibition all week, booth #65.  See you there.

Aritificial Intelligence and Predictive Analytics improving drilling performancve
Hazard prevention and avoiding NPT
Marchine Learning improving Well Construction
Drilling Plan Optimization
Drilling Performance Optimization and Automated Drilling Control
Performance Optimization

eDrilling is a world leading supplier of AI, machine learning, and predictive analytics solutions to the oil and gas industry.  We work closely with E&P companies, operators, and service companies to help them save cost, improve safety, and increase efficiency of drilling operations.

Our mission is to help energy professionals at E&P companies, operators and service companies reach their goals by providing drilling and well performance solutions needed to better plan, prepare for, perform and evaluate drilling operations. 

Our vision dates back to the late 1980s, when we wanted to create a downhole GPS, or Google Maps if you like, for drilling operations. Convinced artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies would represent a quantum leap in well construction, we set forth what has become a paradigm shift in the oil and gas industry. For over 25 years, leading E&P companies, service companies, and drilling contractors, have leveraged the power of these technologies to improve drilling performance, onshore and offshore, deep water and shallow water, complex wells and factory drilling. Globally.

Hazard prevention

Prior to operations, eDrilling provides you with software to
acquire skills and experience on you specific upcoming well, focusing on risk
avoidance and handling. During operations, eDrilling software at a very early
stage detects anomalies, crews are provided diagnostics messages and
notifications in good time to make the necessary adjustments.

Performance optimization

Our software provides forecasting, forward-looking and
what-if analysis, allowing for change in parameters for optimal drilling
(drilling the perfect well).

NPT avoidance

As above, eDrilling uses aritifical intelligence and
predictive analytics to foresee what will happen with your well. Software
provides diagnostics and first actions to the crew (or directly to the control
system), in order to change the drilling plan – to avoid problems

Drilling Plan Optimization

Using dynamic simulations to provide accurate modelling, our
wellPlanner™ addresses the industry’s need to improve safety margins and reduce
and rid themselves of risk, as well as the need to drastically reduce well
planning time.

Automated Monitoring and Real Time Optimization

wəllAhead™ is eDrilling’s software solution for automated
monitoring, real-time optimization, and live well support. It is designed for
use on rig, in Real Time Decision Support Centers, and for any other individual
or teams supporting live drilling operations. It is also the foundation of any viable
rig-side automation

Automated Drilling Control

Utilizing the same artificial intelligence and machine
learning technologies in wellAhead, integrated with the rig’s Drilling Control
System, our automated drilling control software will help keeping the
operational parameters according to well limits. Enabling drillers to increase
safety and optimize the performance of drilling operations.

Dynamic Well Control

wellWCA is our solution for dynamic well control engineering
for planning and operations. It helps you minimize downtime and make the right
decisions, by providing design and implementation of a safe and effective well
control operation.

Drill Well in Simulator

wellSim™ is the software product family for engineering and
training of all well engineering disciplines. By improving insight and
understanding of dynamic well behavior, it has the potential to change the ways
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Managed Pressure Drilling

Our wellBalance™ improves any MPD control system to better
keep a constant bottom hole pressure during MPD-operations and perform planning
with an offline model. wellBalance™ provides real-time set points to the MPD
control system, based on dynamic real-time simulation, calibrated against
downhole measurements. It is complemented with an offline simulation tool,
wellBalance™ Offline, to use in engineering and planning of the MPD
operation.ou plan and drill your complex wells.

Digital Twin

A Digital Twin is the digital representation of your actual
well. Used in preparation it enables you to pre-drill your well. Used in
real-time operation it enables you to do forward simulations and what-if
simulations to detect mismatch and give input to change the drilling plan – to
avoid problems, see and detect operational mismatches, and change parameters
for optimal drilling (drilling the perfect well).

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Seeking new colleagues at our APAC office in Singapore

We are expanding rapidly, and we are looking for great people to join our team in Singapore.  We are looking for people who are passionate about how new technology can improve how people and organizations live and work.  eDrilling is a software company, that through artificial intelligence, machine learning, predictive analytics, and digital twin technologies, represent a paradigm shift in well construction and drilling operations in the energy industry.

Interested?  Send an email to info@edrilling.no, with a link to your LinkedIn page.  We would love to hear from you.

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