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Dag Økland, Leader Drilling and Well technology at Equinor was key note speaker on day one. He presented: Drilling and well challenges, technology needs and trends.


DrillWell makes a difference

26.09.2018

Day one of the annual seminar showed that DrillWell’s research has a profound impact on drilling technology in the industry.

DrillWell Director, Sigmund Stokka welcomed the more than one hundred delegates and he also introduced Aina Berg who is the new Director of Energy at NORCE. Together with Helga Gjeraldstveit Aina Berg moderated the first day of the seminar.

Eliminate conservatism
Leader Drilling and Well technology at Equinor, Dag Økland explained in his key note that Equinor want to transform the NCS to deliver sustainable value for decades, meaning that there will be a strong focus on CO2 reduction and that gas will become increasingly important. Økland also mentioned that we need to drill smarter smart wells and increasingly use open standards for sharing of data. Økland went on and said that the elimination of conservatism is on his agenda on a daily basis.; “We often have two reasons for not trying something new. 1) We tried that before or 2) We never tried that before. Meaning no, oil and gas is a very conservative business and a conservative mindset is an obstacle for innovation”, Økland pointed out.  

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Dag Økland accentuated the implementation of DrillTronics on Songa Enabler and the significant cost savings due to fewer sidetracks. DrillScene is used on all wells on Oseberg, Økland said.

Drilling Technology
Theme of the day one was Drilling Technology and CTO at Odfjell Drilling, Per Lund presented Well factory, drilling process optimization. Lund focused on the total well cost and said; “We are not drilling a well, we are tripping a well”. This because we are spending more time on tripping than drilling. Time is money and we need to everything faster. “We must remove activities from critical path and do more activities in parallel”, Lund said. Lund also wants a change of collaboration in operations. “We have a supply chain that is not incentivized. We struggle to innovate and to compete. All the key players must be incentivized”, he concluded.

Then Kristian Kjørestad from Equinor who talked about Experiences and improvements in automated monitoring. Kjørestad showed the delegates several very interesting improvement projects with focus on work processes.

Benoit Daireaux from NORCE presented The Drilling Data Hub (DDHub) which is a prototype for a new data hub that acquires and processes real-time data from drilling operations. It allows advanced decision making and will make drilling operations much faster and more profitable.

After lunch the next presentation was another proof of valuable cooperation between DrillWell and the industry. Eric Cayeux, NORCE and Leif Stokland, Wintershall presented Tool Joint Wear. The story of the Wintershall operated Maria field and their problems with worn tool joints causing added time and costs. Wintershall contacted DrillWell to sort it out and Eric Cayeux presented what was the probable cause of the problem and a solution to mitigate the problem.

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Great cooperation between Leif Magne Stokland, Wintershall and Eric Cayeux, NORCE.  

Hereafter the Well control simulator was presented by Knut S. Bjørkevoll from SINTEF. Bjørkevoll presented the model and showed that on the way forward focus should be on fine tuning simulations further and go through operational details to understand what was good and what can be improved.   

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Ane E. Lothe, from SINTEF presented PressureAhead; from research project to field test. Aker BP’s motivation for the project was to achieve a dynamic update of their drilling program while drilling.

Alf Fredvik from NOV continued the seminar with his presentation Digitilisation in Drilling - Process Automation. Fredvik focused on well construction workflow, rig execution (manual), closing the loop, rig execution (automated and digitized) and finally the impacts of well construction workflow.

After a coffee break Eric Cayeux entered the stage once more to present Impact of solids on the apparent rhelogical behavior of drilling fluids. John Morten Godhavn from Equinor talked about Kick Detection where he among others showed the delegates some interesting results from field trials of a kick and loss detection system based on machine learning. Interpretation of along-string accelerometer data, was presented by Eric Cayeux who promised with a smile that this would be last performance of the day.  

Day one was wrapped up with Drilling in BRU21: Research and innovation program on digital and automation solutions for oil & gas by Sigbjørn Sangesland from NTNU. The goal of the program is to have 40 PhDs and post docs and 15-20 professors working within Better Resource Utilization (BRU) for the oil and gas industry. 

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Delegates from Petrobras: Fabio Rebelo, Marcelo Minto, Fafael Camel and Fabio Omara.


 
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