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Efficiency Improvement in the Bakken

Equinor is an international energy company present in more than 30 countries worldwide, including several of the world’s most important oil and gas provinces. Founded in 1972 under the name Den Norske Stats Oljeselskap AS—Statoil, the name changed to Equinor in 2018.

Executive Summary

Technological advancements continuously change in the oil and gas industry and shape drilling performance. Trends point toward increased automation at the rig, but it is always likely to maintain an element of human touch. By incorporating proNova – the automated drilling state detection monitoring service, best-safe practices were identified and standardised, allowing for a significant increase in rig efficiency.


Equinor previously used standard, manual methods of morning reporting which were time consuming and inaccurate, proving it difficult to analyse drilling activities and improve drilling performance due to the lack of detail. Therefore, a solution to generate detailed reports automatically was vital to enable the ability to track drilling operations, crews and rigs to outline and define best practices.

How proNova helps

Since 2009, proNova continues to provide detailed, efficient automated reporting for Equinor. As a result, company savings continue to grow as drilling operations are analysed, lessons-learned and benchmarks shared between rigs and crews, increasing performance.

Equinor Drilling - Total Non-Drilling Time per Stand, Avg (min) by Well with proNova