Staying the course in these troubled times

In the present circumstances, six months into the COVID-19 pandemic, I wish to take the opportunity to reach out to you directly, to share my thoughts and commitments on digitalization and sustainability in this current world of uncertainty, and in the new normal that will follow.

 

We at eDrilling have been very fortunate, with none of our employees or our close ones being infected by the virus, but also lucky to be able to work closely with customers staying the course as much as humanly possible in this period.  Whilst the pandemic has had mostly negative effects, there have also been a new sense of possibility.

 

Many of our customers have compressed years of digital transformation into weeks or even days, forever altering the way we (and they) think about well construction. The environmental effects that social distancing and lockdown have had, have made many of our customers think of how to sustain these when out on the other side.  These new “realities” have made many of our customers rethink ways in which they are working and have directed attention to transforming traditional workflows to be effective in a sustainable, digital, and lower-touch future.

 

I am forever grateful to our customers during this difficult time, but while we have demonstrated great progress, I think we together can accelerate and be even bolder in our aspirations going forward.

Hence, I wanted to share the new commitments that eDrilling is taking to address your sustainability and digitalization goals, and to positively impact the lives of energy professionals – now during the pandemic, and beyond.

 

  • We commit to continue to reduce the footprint of drilling Our software allows for the latest in AI and Machine Learning to be utilised on old rigs and installations, with perfectly usable drilling-related equipment, and legacy systems. Moreover, we are helping our customers spend much less time per well, both through performance optimization, as well as the avoidance of non-geological incidents causing need for drilling of side-tracks.

 

  • Our second commitment is to embrace and extend. We are continuing down the path where our customers can reap the benefits of our technologies, without having to rip and replace their legacy software. Providing our software as microservices, we allow you to leverage the investment you have made over the years in legacy software, whether homegrown or industrial, not to mention the time and cost of having to retrain your workforce wrt new.

 

  • Third, we commit to help chart the path to the next normal  We build on 30 years of experience as innovators (as Hitec, we introduced cyber drilling and generic drilling simulator in the early 90s). This year we already started offering Virtual Decision Support (with RTOCs either closed or undermanned), as well as various Virtual Drill Well In Simulator setups (enhancing and replacing legacy DWOP/DIP as well as so-called “immersive” training exercises and simulations).

 

Dating back to the late 80s, we started a journey that have become a paradigm shift in optimizing drilling operations, for hazard prevention, avoidance of NPT and performance optimization. What makes our journey together with all of you even more extraordinary is that we have proven that an open and comprehensive approach has also been a force for a different kind of change as it promotes sustainability in several areas. And with the new commitments listed above, as an eDrilling customer, we invite you to continue to be part in this act of transformation.

As always, we value your feedback.  Please do not hesitate to connect with me, or anyone on the eDrilling team.  We cannot do this alone, and your participation is imperative as we continue this innovative, sustainable, exciting, and crucial journey.

 

I (still) strongly believe digitalization and sustainability is the way forward.

 

With optimism,

Toni Fadnes, CEO əDrilling

eDrilling awarded funding by Norwegian Research Council through the DEMO 2000 Program

Energy companies have for decades leveraged eDrilling’s world leading AI, Machine Learning and Predictive Analytics software to optimize well construction and drilling operations – and now eDrilling has been awarded funding through the DEMO 2000 program by Research Council of Norway to demonstrate how these technologies can be applied and add value to existing infrastructure – both addressing the cost savings needed for field life-extensions, and, perhaps most important, the all-important sustainability and carbon emission goals of the industry.

This is a testament to eDrilling’s standing as a world-leader in making well construction and drilling operations safer, cheaper, more effective, and more sustainable.

“In the “old” world, innovation often meant “rip and replace” old technology with new, with significant environmental impact,” adds Sven Inge Ødegaard, COO and Head of eDrilling Research.  “Reusing rigs and perfectly usable drilling-related equipment will make a significant initial saving by removing the need for the energy locked into new build materials and manufacturing. We have not calculated the tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) savings per rig, but it is compelling.  Moreover, of course, our technologies have a substantial impact on operational CO2, as leveraging AI and Predictive Analytics software results in less time per well – both performance optimization, and the avoidance of non-geological incidents causing need for drilling of side-tracks.”

“The Government’s ambition is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, costs and contribute to more efficient operation of the Norwegian continental shelf. We do this, among other things, by facilitating the testing and demonstration of new technologies”, says oil and energy minister Tina Bru

The DEMO 2000 program seeks to ensure long-term competitiveness in the oil and gas industry and continued profitable development of the petroleum resources on the Norwegian continental shelf.  The objective of the DEMO 2000 program is to achieve the qualification of innovative products and systems in close collaboration between the supplier industry, research institutes and petroleum companies, by providing funding for the development and testing of prototypes and pilot installations offshore.

The program promotes collaboration between the Norwegian supplier industry and the oil and gas industry in order to ensure the development and application of new technology that can reduce the cost of activities on the Norwegian continental shelf, increase recovery rates, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and contribute to improved conditions relating to health, safety and the environment.

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eDrilling establishes eDrilling Research

eDrilling is thrilled to announce today that it has established eDrilling Research.

As the Energy industry is the taking the environmental challenge head on and need technologies that not only help them reach their safety and operational objectives, but also the all-important environmental and sustainability goals, eDrilling is establishing eDrilling Research. eDrilling Research will consolidate eDrilling’s broad range of research and development efforts.

The energy industry is at a crossroads, and its legacy products and services cannot deliver either on the environmental, nor the sustainability and NWOW (new way of working) shift we are currently experiencing. eDrilling’s main focus in this inaugural period is consolidate and accelerate its research on disruptive technologies and products within the area of significantly reducing both operational and embodied carbon in well construction and drilling operations. Finally, eDrilling Research will work with research and academic institutions to pursue new product innovation and fundamental applied research to meet the sustainability and new way of work objectives of the energy industry.

“Our success has always been and is based on our ability to create game changing products and services for our customers,” adds Sven Inge Ødegaard, our COO and Head of eDrilling Research. “Our world leading AI software have for two decades helped E&P companies globally drill wells safer, cheaper, and more efficient. Now we have to make these technologies available in this new reality.”

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eDrilling and ICT announce their partnership

 

We at eDrilling are delighted to announce our partnership with ICT, provider of digital transformation solutions and services, to help enterprises in Qatar create significant value during well construction. Both eDrilling and ICT are committed through their partnership to help their upstream customers experience a quantum shift in drilling wells safer, faster, and cheaper.

 

“Integrating with eDrilling AI solutions at the core, our objective is to help our E&P customers improve their well construction workflows,” said Sheik Baba Masood of ICT.  “This partnership fills a large void in the marketplace, and we are excited to help Qatari enterprises on their digital transformation journeys.  Hazardous incidents, non-productive time (e.g. stuck pipe) should be a thing of the past.”

 

ICT offers modern technology solutions and services to the Medium to Enterprise Qatari market.  Solutions such as Cloud, IoT, Analytics, Mobility, Cybersecurity, Social Media, …etc.  By capitalizing on its business and technology knowledge, ICT effectively contributes to the local IT evolution and development in the State of Qatar.

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eDrilling Partners with WellSpec

We are excited to announce that we have formed a partnership with WellSpec, an engineering advisory company that supports drilling and well intervention organizations.

WellSpec offers services within well engineering, well integrity, well examination and managed pressure drilling.

Our joint focus will be on Drill Own Well in simulator services (only available on eDrilling’s wellSim) – especially on HPHT and MPD scenarios, as well as well construction engineering and optimization.

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eDrilling awarded contract for well construction planning technologies by Total S.A.

We are proud to announce some great news in these very difficult times for our industry – we have been awarded a contract by Total S.A. for our well construction planning technologies, as part of Total Drilling Engineering Software Kit (also known as T-Desk) & Drilling & Wells digital platform re-development. T-Desk is the corner stone software for well design engineering within Total.

Its functionalities allow engineers to perform all front-end engineering and design for Wells as well as operations follow up through torque and drag and calculations benchmark against field data. T-Desk has a leading-edge web-based architecture relying on microservices.

Total is a major energy player, which produces and markets fuels, natural gas and low-carbon electricity. Their 100,000 employees are committed to better energy that is safer, more affordable, cleaner and accessible to as many people as possible. Active in more than 130 countries, their ambition is to become the responsible energy major.

CNPC Tarim chooses eDrilling software to optimize well construction

We are proud to announce that CNPC Tarim chooses eDrilling software to optimize well construction. China National Petroleum Corporation’s (CNPC) Tarim Oilfield, which lies to the south of the Tian Shan mountain, in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur region, is China’s largest oil and gas bearing basin. It is one of the starting points of China’s west-east natural gas transmission projects.

CNPC is one of the largest integrated energy groups in the world, headquartered in China. CNPC is engaged in hydrocarbon exploration and production operations, onshore and offshore, in 34 countries in APAC, Africa, South America, the Middle East and Central Asia-Russia.

CNPC Tarim will use eDrilling’s well planning software suite for the specific purpose of more realistic dynamic modelling of the downhole environment for their well designs, accounting for transient effects in the wellbore. The software will be used to support simulations on dynamic multiphase hydraulics and temperature including managed pressure (MPD) and dual-gradient drilling (DGD), advanced well control and torque & drag. This will be instrumental in keeping CNPC Tarim ahead of the curve for well construction optimization.

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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