Wintershall and Seadrill have awarded a contract to Sekal for the installation of Sekal’s automatic drilling control system, DrillTronics, onboard the brand new deep water, harsh environment semi-submersible drilling rig West Mira constructed by Hyundai Heavy Industries in Korea. The rig has departed Korea and shall operate for Wintershall on a long drilling campaign from autumn 2019, including the drilling campaign on the Nova field in 2020. Please see links attached hereto.
DrillScene technologies have on more than 180 wells and DrillTronics on multiple wells on both Statfjord C and Songa Enabler for Equinor has proven its automatic drilling control technology as a significant contributor to deliver operational excellence. This contract demonstrates the new era in drilling where advanced engineering technology integrated to the drilling machinery supports the drillers and the drilling teams in achieving their goals and objectives. ‘’We are proud to be working for Wintershall and Seadrill to achieve their goals on the Nova drilling campaign’’ says Sveinung Lofthus, Sekal CEO and continues ‘’we look forward to deliver automatic drilling diagnostics (DrillScene) and automatic drilling control (DrillTronics) to ensure more predictability, efficient and safe operations and look forward to be an integrated part of the Wintershall, Seadrill and Halliburton team for this drilling campaign‘’.
Statement from Nils Petter Norheim, Drilling & Wells Manager, Mobile units, Wintershall Norge AS:‘’As an initiative to further improve the efficiency in our drilling operations utilizing new technology, Wintershall, in close cooperation with our partners Seadrill and Halliburton, expect that Sekal’s digital twin solution in combination with automated drilling control will be an important contribution to meet our ambitious goals’’.
Sekal look forward to take on this task and to support Wintershall, Seadrill and Halliburton in meeting the Nova drilling campaign objectives.