The DrillOps on-target well delivery solution is the execution component of our fully integrated digital well-constructing planning and operations solution. It ensures rigs operate at peak performance while implementing the digital drilling plan and builds new levels of instrumentation, automation, and cognition directly into existing drilling operations. With the DrillOps solution, operators accomplish consistency through autonomous drilling while securing progress toward their own business goals for drilling efficiency and more productive wells.

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Automate—increase consistency


The DrillOps solution adopts a goal-based automation methodology, using powerful data analysis and learning systems to assist and optimize every task, from setting ROP to drilling a stand. Users choose from a preset menu of automatable drilling tasks, and using data analysis and models, share a plan to achieve the specified goal, taking any measurements required to calibrate itself. Operators have the flexibility to modify and replan activities dynamically, based on a live appraisal of equipment, personnel, and supplies.

Automation enables reduced staffing levels on mechanised rigs and delivers unparalleled consistency of repetitive tasks, helping you reach your technical limit on every well.

Alert and escalate procedures are built directly into the DrillOps solution—making it easier to resolve any potential conflicts and administer corrective action. Everything that happens is automatically documented within the digital well file to streamline reporting and drive continuous improvement.

DrillOps Automate is a solution for automating drilling operations, which is rig control system agnostic. Today DrillOps Automate operates on PRECISE automated drilling system, OnTrack integrated drilling controls system, Digital Drilling Control System (DDCS) as well rig control systems from NOV, HongHua, and Drillmec.

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Advise—optimize drilling performance


The DrillOps Advise solution monitors and captures a broad range of operational data to support operators during drilling with real-time advice and coaching to improve decision-making and reduce risk. Intelligent advisory systems guide crews to stay within operating windows and safety thresholds. Smart automated analytics continuously identify drilling dysfunctions, alerting personnel before pre-defined limits are due to be exceeded to reduce Non-Productive Time (NPT).


Orchestrate—synchronize activities


The DrillOps solution executes the digital drilling plan and ensures plan adherence. It improves collaboration and coordination by directing the relevant information to the right people, at the right time, and always in the right context. Since workflows are curated centrally by the system, step-by-step activity plans are automatically generated for individual operations teams to keep all teams aligned (town and rig). With all well construction activities from tripping to cementing continually monitored and dynamically updated with the latest operational activity, your operations team is always up to date.


Connect—integrate all data in one system


Make the most of every minute downhole, by utilizing relevant downhole tool data and surface measurements, combined to make the best use of the information available. Step-by-step simplified workflows, reduction of human dependencies, and transformation of how directional and data services are delivered, enabling a consistent approach, which allows your experts to be closer to you anytime and anywhere.


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