Advanced Rig Technology--Future Technology Subcommittee Report of Activities and Industry Survey Results
- Frank Benjamin Springett (National Oilwell Varco) | Andy Dennis Shelton (National Oilwell Varco) | Jeff A. Swain (Chevron) | Hugo F. Valdez | Christopher Anthony Goetz | Norman Wong (BP Exploration) | Keith Allen Womer (KW Technology Services Inc) | Mike Killalea (IADC)
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- IADC/SPE Drilling Conference and Exhibition, 2-4 February, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
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- 2010. IADC/SPE Drilling Conference and Exhibition
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This paper is intended to report to the industry from the IADC Advanced Rig Technology Committee's Future Technology Subcommittee a survey of the industry regarding industry needs for technological development and how they are valued. The paper will include survey results, as well as discuss ongoing committee work.
The group has produced three sets of deliverables to date. First, they have studied a wide range of technologies that have been introduced to the industry, some well-accepted and rapidly adopted, while others have never grown beyond niche technologies, at best. The paper will highlight learnings and assumptions when the group reviewed common factors that may or may not have contributed to their success.
Second, the team developed a future technology needs survey which was distributed to a wide range of individuals representing all segments of the business, including service firms and suppliers, drilling contractors, and operators, with a specific emphasis on the operating community. The results of that survey will be reported and the findings analyzed and discussed to help develop a landscape of perceived future technology needs.
The third deliverable comes from working with the SPE Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section (DSATS) to create a matrix of drilling operations versus drilling issues, such that the direction of automation and optimization can be more clearly defined.
This paper provides data and analysis along with conclusions which highlight methods and working groups in the industry. It shares some of the valuable results with recommendations for the future investments for the industry to consider in the future development of technology. It will highlight typical restricting practices as well as best in class technology introduction paths.
Commissioned by the IADC ART Committee, the objectives of the Future Technology Subcommittee are to educate the industry on the factors that create a successful introduction of new technology, to provide a method for drillers to understand operators' challenges, and for vendors to understand the future needs of drillers and operators. To this end the subcommittee is reporting on three projects completed from 2008-2009. The projects are:
- Past Technology: An identification of success factors and associated technical enablers of historical applications.
- Present Technology: An examination of the level and competence of automation equipment in our industry today. In association with SPE DSATS, this study highlights successful applications of automation by operation.
- Future Technology: Survey-based insight into perceived future technological development needs. Operators, contractors, and vendors providing input to give the reader perspective of perceived operational gaps, where there may be sufficient business needs to drive the next game-changing technological application.
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