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04.07.17

Statoil to drill the world’s first automated exploration well on a floating rig:

Statoil to drill the world’s first automated exploration well on a floating rig

This summer Sekal and MHWhirt’s advanced automated drilling control (ADC) solution is put to the test by Statoil on Songa Enabler.

This summer Sekal and MHWhirt’s advanced automated drilling control (ADC) solution is put to the test by Statoil drilling an exploration well in the Barents Sea on Songa Enabler. Statoil expects a potential of 15-20% drilling speed improvements by 2020 using this type of technology. The ADC to be used on the Barents Sea exploration well will monitor drilling fluid, leakage, and early kick and loss detection. The technology is there to make the drillers daily operations easier. The system complements all the other traditional systems used offshore on the Norwegian continental shelf.

To learn more:

https://www.statoil.com/en/what-we-do/responsible-drilling-in-the-barents-sea/here_s-how-we-will-drill-safely-with-a-purpose-built-rig-.html

http://petro.no/bores-verdens-forste-automatiske-letebronn-rigg/48629



NEWS

(04.07.17) Statoil to drill the world’s first automated exploration well on a floating rig

(17.10.16) Sekal and Kongsberg Digital sign major joint collaboration and development agreement

(10.08.16) Sekal at ONS 2016

(01.03.16) Sekal DrillScene engineering service onboard to assist OMV

(01.02.16) Sekal sets new standard with the release of DrillScene 3.1

(09.11.15) ADIPEC 2015

(03.09.15) Presenting at SPE Workshop in Texas

(03.09.15) Sekal at the 2015 Pareto Conference

(17.03.15) We have been nominated!

(15.11.14) 1st implementation of DrillTronics™

(10.11.14) Visit us at ADIPEC!

(09.04.13) Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures LLC Announces Investment into Sekal AS

(16.08.12) Framework agreement with Statoil

(28.07.12) Intelligent drilling (video)

PUBLICATIONS

Sekal in the press

(31.08.16) Finansavisen 2016:
Drilling down the cost

(24.03.15) Teknisk Ukeblad March 2015:
New system offers significant savings: Drilling wells with 'autopilot'

(17.03.15) Stavanger Aftenblad March 2015:
Unique technology can help oil companies save millions

(09.10.13) Finansavisen Oct 2013:
Sekal secures breakthrough contract

(01.08.12) Scanorama Jul/Aug 2012:
Sustainable drilling

(22.12.11) Digital Energy Journal / Finding Petroleum magazine:
Sekal - supporting drilling with real-time data and physics

(01.06.11) Offshore.no:
Skal gjøre boring sikrere

(07.10.09) Harts E+P magazine:
Industry groups tackle R&D for drilling automation

(07.10.09) IADC Drilling Contractor magazine:
Industry takes cautious but sure-footed steps toward hands-free drilling, automation

(01.08.08) Harts E+P magazine:
North Sea Operations: Automated safeguarding enters the drilling process

(04.01.05) Harts E+P magazine:
Benchmark drilling performance

(01.01.04) IADC Drilling Contractor magazine:
Drilling management results in successful projects

TECHNICAL PAPERS

DrillTronics – drilling process automation on Statfjord C
Bergerud R. , Presentation at Norwegian Petroleum Association (NPF) The 26. Kristiansand conference drilling & wells technology, September 2016. Download paper presentation (.pdf)

Safer Tripping Through Drilling Automation
SPE 168018-MS, Chmela, B.; Gibson, N.; Abrahamsen, E. and Bergerud, R. Presented at the IADC/SPE Drilling Conference and Exhibition in Fort Worth, Texas, USA, 4–6 March 2014.

Developing Operational Procedures for Safe and Efficient Application of New Process Control Functionality on the Drilling Rig
F.P Iversen, SPE, B. Daireaux, SPE, A. Leulseged, R.G. Mihai, SPE, and L.J. Gressgaard, Intl Research Inst of Stavanger; R. Bergerud, SPE, Sekal; and B.T. Bruun, SPE, and M.K. Balov, SPE, Statoil ASA, April 2013

Breakthrough in Drilling Automation Saves Rig Time and Safeguards Against Human Error
SPE-177825-MS Egill Abrahamsen, Ronny Bergerud, Sekal AS, Roald Kluge, Matthew King, Statoil ASA, 12 November 2015

An Early Warning System for Identifying Drilling Problems: An Example From a Problematic Drill-Out Cement Operation in the North-Sea
IADC/SPE 150942. Eric Cayeux, Benoît Daireaux, Erik Wolden Dvergsnes, IRIS, Gunnstein Sælevik, Sekal, Mohamed Zidan, Statoil. This paper was prepared for presentation at the 2012 IADC/SPE Drilling Conference and Exhibition held in San Diego, California, USA, 6–8 March 2012.

Early Symptom Detection Based on Real-Time Evaluation of Downhole Conditions: Principles and Results from several North Sea Drilling Operations
SPE 150422. Eric Cayeux, Benoît Daireaux, Erik Wolden Dvergsnes, IRIS, Gunnstein Sælevik, Sekal. This paper was prepared for presentation at the SPE Intelligent Energy International held in Utrecht, The Netherlands, 27–29 March 2012.

Automation of Mud-Pump Management: Application to Drilling Operations in the North Sea
Cayeux, E., Daireaux, B., and Dvergsnes, E.W. 2011. SPE Drill& Compl 26 (1): 41-51. SPE-128285-PA. doi: 10.2118/128285-PA.

Drilling Automation: Technologies, Terminology, and Parallels With Other Industries
Thorogood, J., Aldred, W., Florence, F., and Iversen, F. 2010.” SPE Drill & Compl 25 (4): 419-425. SPE-119884-PA. doi: 10.2118/119884-PA.

Automation of Drawworks and Topdrive Management to Minimize Swab/Surge and Poor-Downhole-Condition Effects
Cayeux E., B. Daireaux, E. W. Dvergsnes, 2010, Paper SPE/IADC 128286 presented at the SPE/IADC Drilling Conference and Exhibition, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2-4 February 2010

The Automated Drilling Pilot on Statfjord C
Larsen H.F., T. E. Alfsen, R. Kvalsund, F. P. Iversen, M. Welmer, S. Ekrene, J. Lundal, 2010: Paper SPE/IADC 128234 presented at the SPE/IADC Drilling Conference and Exhibition, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2-4 February 2010

Realtime Models for Drilling Process Automation: Equations and Applications” Florence F., Iversen F., 2010:
Paper SPE/IADC 128958 presented at the SPE/IADC Drilling Conference and Exhibition, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2-4 February 2010

Offshore Field Test of a New System for Model Integrated Closed Loop Drilling Control
Iversen F., Cayeux E., Dvergsnes E.W., Ervik R., Welmer M. and Balov M.K., 2009, Paper SPE 112744, SPE Drilling and Completion, November 2009

Early Detection of Drilling Conditions Deterioration Using Real-Time Calibration of Computer Models: Field Example from North Sea Drilling Operations
Cayeux E., Daireaux B., 2009: Paper SPE/IADC 119435 presented at the SPE/IADC Drilling Conference and Exhibition, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 17-19 March, 2009

Real-Time Optimization of the Drilling Process – Challenges in Industrialization
Cayeux E., Dvergsnes E.W. and Iversen F., 2009,Paper SPE/IADC 119650 presented at the SPE/IADC Drilling Conference and Exhibition, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 17-19 March 2009

Offshore Field Test of a New Integrated System for Real-Time Optimisation of the Drilling Process
Iversen F.P., E. Cayeux, E. W. Dvergsnes, 2008: Paper IADC/SPE 112744 presented at IADC/SPE Drilling Conference in Orlando, Florida, 2008

Demonstrating a New System for Integrated Drilling Control
F. Iversen, International Research Institute of Stavanger (IRIS); E. Cayeux, IRIS; E. W. Dvergsnes, IRIS; M. Welmer,
National Oilwell Varco (NOV); A. Torsvoll, Statoil and A. Merlo, ENI S.p.A. E&P Division
2007 AADE technical paper AADE-07-NTCE-4
http://www.aade.org/app/download/7053449404/AADE-07-NTCE-45.pdf

Monitoring and Control of Drilling Utilizing Continuously Updated Process Models
Iversen F., Cayeux E., Dvergsnes E. W., Gravdal J. E., Vefring E. H., 2006: Paper IADC/SPE 99207 presented at the IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, February 21–23, 2006, Miami, Florida, U.S.A.

Tuning of Computer Model Parameters in Managed Pressure Drilling Applications Using an Unscented Kalman Filter Technique
Gravdal J.E., R. J. Lorentzen, K. K. Fjelde, E. H. Vefring, 2005: Paper SPE 97028 presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Dallas, Texas, 9-12 October 2005

PRODUCT BROCHURES

DrillScene® and DrillTronics training and support
Sekal offers a range of DrillScene training courses to meet the needs of data analysts, drilling analysts, and mud loggers. Each course teaches effective workflow practices and encourages users to adopt the most effective and proactive processes for their operations.

Real-time applications require special setup and Sekal has developed courses that are tailored to the needs of IT support staff. These courses will help users to ensure that the application is correctly setup and receiving real-time feeds at the rig or the operation support center.

DrillScene coursesLevelUser
Interpretation & MonitoringAdvancedData analysts, drilling engineers, and mud loggers
Configuration and setupIntroductionData analysts, drilling analysts, and mud logger
IT Setup and ConfigureAdvancedIT administrators, IT application support staff
Interpretation & MonitoringIntroductionData analysts, drilling engineer, and mud loggers
Interpretation & MonitoringAdvancedData analysts
Interpretation & MonitoringSuper-userExpert users


DrillTronics courses Level User
OperationalAdvancedDriller
Maintenance and support of DrillTronics AdvancedElectricians

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