Following the success of DrillTronics, Sekal is awarded a new contract with Odfjell and Equinor to install and operate its automatic drilling control system, DrillTronics, on the Mariner field (https://www.equinor.com/en/what-we-do/new-field-developments/mariner.html) on the UK continental shelf.
Sekal has over the past years worked closely with Equinor to improve its DrillTronics technology and have demonstrated significant client value on multiple wells. This award is in competition with other major service providers and demonstrates Sekal’s superior technology in controlling and automating the drilling process simultaneously as protecting the wellbore from operational events. On the Mariner PDQ platform, DrillTronics is integrated into the drilling control system and will be used when the drilling campaign starts first half of 2019. Using DrillTronics reduces the risk for operational failure, improve drilling efficiency and lower drilling cost.
Statement from Josten Vestvik, VP Operations, Mariner field: ‘’Equinor expect DrillTronics to be a cornerstone technology in our ambition to meet performance targets delivering top quartile and best in class drilling operations. We strongly believe the Sekal technology will support our teams to continuously improve drilling performance, lower cost and deliver wells on time and budget. We look forward to work closely with Sekal in revealing the technology potential.’’
Sekal is extremely pleased to get this opportunity and will work closely with Equinor and its partners to deliver beyond client expectations.