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References

Statoil

Taken from the SPE Paper - Efficiency Improvement in the Bakken Realized Through Drilling Data Processing Automation and the Recognition and Standardization of Best Safe Practices (SPE-184724-MS, 2017, p.1):

... focuses on the Weight to Weight connection time during drilling operations... Efforts resulted in a savings of more than 11.75 days on a single pad of nine wells drilled by the same rig and a 45-percent improvement in overall non-drilling time.

Duffy, W., Statoil; Rigg, J. and Maidla, E., TDE Petroleum Data Solutions, Inc., 2017. SPE-184724-MS Efficiency Improvement in the Bakken Realized Through Drilling Data Processing Automation and the Recognition and Standardization of Best Safe Practices. In: SPE International Society (Society of Petroleum Engineers), SPE/IADC Drilling Conference and Exhibition. The Hague, The Netherlands, 14–16 March 2017. [online] Available at: Link to paper


Petrobras

Petrobras have utilized proNova to contribute to the creation of their Well Cost Reduction Program (PRC-Poço). Taken from Petrobras:

From May to December 2013, the savings generated by PRC-Poço amounted to US$ 344 million, 11% higher than planned for the period (US$ 310 million) … The implementation of Pronova – an online system for monitoring the operations of all active drilling rigs – also contributed to these results. Shift parameters and tasks are monitored to assess the average performance of each area, with the aim of creating an operational standard for drilling rigs and thereby enhancing the drilling process. Pronova is associated with Petrobras’ coaching program – currently being implemented – which will provide for a team to work at units to conduct on-site monitoring of all working group activities and operations.

Petrobras

Taken from the SPE Paper - Offshore Drilling Improvement Through Automating the Rig State Detection Process - Implementation Process History and Proven Success (IADC/SPE-178775-MS, 2016, p.1):

Among many of the examples presented in the paper will be one on weight to weight connection time of an entire fleet of rigs (23 rigs) that reduced in 19% from 2012 to 2014 through the elimination of unnecessary reaming (that wasn’t clearly measured before this effort). Also the variability among contractors is 50% in a wellbore conditioning time per connection that is a huge difference when comparing how similar these operations really were. The paper will also present actual total savings considering several KPIs of about 350 offshore rig days that translates in more than ¼ of a billion dollars.

Gabriel L. de Oliveira, Cristiano A. C. Zank, André F. de S. Costa, Henrique M. Mendes, Luiz F. Henriques, Márcio R. Mocelin Jr., Jorcy de Oliveira Neto, Petrobras, 2016. IADC/SPE-178775-MS Offshore Drilling Improvement Through Automating the Rig State Detection Process - Implementation Process History and Proven Success. In: SPE International (Society of Petroleum Engineers), IADC/SPE Drilling Conference and Exhibition. Fort Worth, Texas, USA, 1–3 March 2016. Available at: Link to paper


Statoil

Taken from the SPE Paper – Drilling Improvements in Pursuit of the Perfect Well in the Eagle Ford - More than 52% Reduction in Drilling Time and 45% in Cost in Two and a Half Years (SPE-178897-MS, 2016, p.8-9):

During the past 2 ½ years, the Statoil US Onshore Eagle Ford drilling team successfully drilled more than 100 wells. Due to the implementation of all the solutions previously mentioned, an overall improvement of 52% in drilling time and 45% in drilling cost was achieved. Figure 6 shows the average well drilling performance improvement and cost reduction by year.

Claudio J. Coletta (Statoil), Camilo Arias (Statoil), Scott Mendenhall (Statoil). SPE-178897-MS Drilling Improvements in Pursuit of the Perfect Well in the Eagle Ford - More than 52% Reduction in Drilling Time and 45% in Cost in Two and a Half Years. In: SPE International (Society of Petroleum Engineers), IADC/SPE Drilling Conference and Exhibition, 1-3 March, Fort Worth, Texas, USA, 2016 [Online] onepetro.org. Available at: Link to paper


Petrobras

Petrobras presented the results of their drilling performance activities when using proNova (Technology Petrobras, 2013, p.31):

Through the use of automated monitoring sensors in 12 probes [wells] for a period during which two thousand connections were performed per probe on a monthly basis, it was possible to analyze the performance of each of them. In order to perform such analysis ... proNova, from TDE company, was used for this analysis. This study supported the definition of the most effective type of probe [well] and operating procedures, resulting in a 10.8% time reduction, [for drilling connections]... In a given month of measuring, probe [well] time was reduced by five days, which equates to approximately US$ 5.25 million, compared to the same month last year.

Petrobras, 2014. Technology Petrobras 2013. [Online] Petrobras. Available at: Link to Technology Petrobras 2013


Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Co

Taken from the SPE Paper – Enhance the Drilling & Tripping Performance on Automated Rigs with fully automated performance measurement (SPE-176786-MS, 2015, p.11):

This study has shown a potential performance improvement of 29.35% for only 5 KPIs.

El Afifi, S. Albassam, B., TDE International Ltd; Atef Fahmy, F., Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Co, 2015. SPE-176786-MS Enhance the Drilling & Tripping Performance on Automated Rigs with fully automated performance measurement. In: SPE International (Society of Petroleum Engineers), SPE Middle East Intelligent Oil & Gas Conference & Exhibition. Abu Dhabi, UAE, 15-16 September 2015. [online] Available at: Link to paper


TDE

Taken from the SPE Paper - Rigorous Drilling Non-productive Time Determination and Elimination of Invisible Lost Time (SPE 138804, 2010, p.1):

Measurement accuracy, training, and the development of new work processes were successfully implemented that led to major KPI (Key Performance Indicator) time savings between 31% and 43%.

Maidla, E., Maidla, W., TDE Petroleum Data Solutions Inc. 2010. SPE 138804 Rigorous Drilling Non-productive Time Determination and Elimination of Invisible Lost Time: Theory and Case Histories. In: SPE International (Society of Petroleum Engineers), SPE Latin American & Caribbean Petroleum Engineering Conference. Lima, Peru, 1–3 December 2010. [online] Available at: Link to paper


StatoilHydro, Nexen Data Solutions Inc.

Taken from the SPE Case History - Automated Drilling Performance Measurement of Crews and Drilling Equipment (SPE/IADC 119746, 2009, p.1):

When it comes to crew handling of the equipment the results show a performance improvement of 30%. There are potential time savings of between 40 to 60% in some individual drilling tasks such as slip to slip connection times and weight to weight connection times... Optimizing a number of identified KPIs for drilling, including tripping and casing running times, shows a potential saving of between 8 to 15% of the total well construction time.

Andersen, S., Arild Sjøwall, P., StatoilHydro; Maidla, E., King B., Nexen Data Solutions Inc.; Thonhauser, G. Zöllner, P., TDE Thonhauser Data Engineering GmbH, 2009. SPE/IADC 119746 Case History: Automated Drilling Performance Measurement of Crews and Drilling Equipment. In: SPE International Society (Society of Petroleum Engineers), SPE/IADC Drilling Conference and Exhibition. Amsterdam. The Netherlands, 17–19 March 2009. [online] Available at: Link to paper


Shell

Taken from the World Oil magazine article - Real-time rig-activity detection helps identify and minimize invisible lost time (World Oil, 2008, p.47):

The ARAD approach proved to be highly useful not only to document learning curves, but also to identify sources of Invisible Lost Time (ILT) and address these in a dialogue with operational field staff. ARAD analysis is seen as a significant and exciting new enabler to drive drilling performance improvement, given that ILT represents on the order of 30% of well delivery time and cost on most drilling operations.

Van Oort, E., Taylor, Edward C., Shell; Thonhauser, G., Maidla, E.; Thonhauser GmbH, 2008. Real-time rig-activity detection helps identify and minimize invisible lost time. World Oil, [online] Available at: Link to article


TDE

Taken from the SPE Paper - Automated Reporting Using Rig Sensor Data Enables Superior Drilling Project Management (SPE 103211, 2006, p.5):

In one specific analysis the connection times of 12 wells drilled by 3 different rigs were compared. More than 200,000 single connections were analysed…:

The saving potential if it would be possible to reach average performance where above average performance was in the order of $10 million, nearly one million per well.

Thonhauser, G., University of Leoben; Mathis, W., TDE Thonhauser Data Engineering GmbH, 2006. SPE 103211: Automated Reporting Using Rig Sensor Data Enables Superior Drilling Project Management. In: SPE International Society (Society of Petroleum Engineers), 2006 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition. San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A., 24–27 September 2006. [online] Available at: Link to paper


TDE

Taken from the European OIL GAS Magazine article - A New Method for Rig Move Optimization – Case Study on Moving Land Rigs (European OIL GAS, March 2017, p.28):

The results revealed a savings potential of up to 30% of the total rig move time per monitored move.

Arnaout, A., Heber, M., Wolf-Zoellner, P., TDE Group GmbH; Thonhauser, G., University of Leoben, Austria, 2017. A New Method for Rig Move Optimization – Case Study on Moving Land Rigs. In: OIL GAS European Magazine, March 2017, p. 28.