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Frame agreement for Sekal DrillTronics® Automated Drilling Control Software signed with PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd (PCSB)

Nov 2022

Sekal has expanded PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd (PCSB) adoption of Sekal’s real-time digital twin technology and services with the inclusion of Sekal’s Automated Drilling Control software DrillTronics® into its current contract.  This is the first implementation of DrillTronics® outside of the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS) and commenced in Q2 2022 with a successful Proof of Concept offshore West Malaysia.

Sekal and its Malaysian local agent, Faazmiar Technology Sdn Bhd (Faazmiar), have been providing DrillExpect® (Wellbore Simulation) and DrillScene® (Transient Wellbore Monitoring in real-time) to PETRONAS Carigali since 2016.

With the support of Faazmiar and Sumitomo Corporation’s local subsidiary, SC Tubular Solutions Malaysia (SCTSM), Sekal is very pleased to continue our long-term relationship with PETRONAS Carigali with the delivery of DrillTronics® Drilling Automation Software and services in support of PETRONAS Carigali’s Rig Mechanized Automation (RMA) journey.  Faazmiar Engineers locally are concurrently trained to continue executing and enabling DrillTronics® automation and protection on a 24/7 basis.

Adoption of Sekal technologies contributes to operational efficiency improvement and reduction of CO2 emissions with a Rystad’s study indicating a ~17 % reduction potential in CO2 emissions with Sekal implementation.

“This contract is very important for Sekal. Oil and gas operators in the NCS have been adapting to use our well-proven technology on a large scale and now the Drilling Automation system DrillTronics® is in use internationally. We are proud to be offering this technology to the Global market and are looking forward to being an integrated part of the drilling automation journey in PETRONAS Carigali, ” says Sekal’s Chief Commercial Officer, Jarle Vaag.

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