Drilling Automation – The Holy Grail

eDrilling presented wellADC – our Drilling Automation software solution – at the IADC Digital Wells Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, last week. We shared how our customers have implemented artificial intelligence and digitalized their operations with reduced costs and significant productivity gains in return. Using, wellAhead, the foundation of any viable rig-side automation, they rid their drilling operation of downtime and hazardouz incidents, whilst optimizing performance.

“AI, predictive analytics, predictive analytics, and digital twins represent the biggest opportunity available today for performance optimization, avoidance of NPT, and hazard prevention.” Derek Nadhan, eDrilling

In addition, we participated in a Panel discussing Intelligence Driven Operational Performance Improvements. On how energy industry must continue to adapt to new technology and allow for the changes to improve traditional business decision making. The overall event focused on the industry’s need to continuously identify and develop new technologies in addressing those evolving challenges with achieving cost and operational efficiencies, sustainability and meeting stakeholder expectations.

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 riskavoidance 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