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JIP study on BOP reliability 2004-2006: subsea control systems were most prone to failure

Posted on 08 September 2010 in 2010, Drilling Rigs & Automation, September/October

In 2008, several industry groups created a task force to define the work scope for a joint industry project to study BOP reliability experienced for wells…

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Fuel consumption, overload capacity among critical criteria in selection of generator sets

Posted on 08 September 2010 in 2010, Drilling Rigs & Automation, September/October

Modern horizontal drilling techniques used in oil and gas exploration require rugged, reliable and fuel-efficient on-site generator sets to supply electric power for the drawworks, drilling…

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Alarm management: 7 practices to help drillers prioritize warnings, prevent ambiguous displays

Posted on 08 September 2010 in 2010, Drilling Rigs & Automation, September/October

Many drillers encounter thousands or tens of thousands of alarms per day – far more than recommended. When alarms are displayed at this frequency…

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Modular machine control may be next step to achieving integrated drilling control system

Posted on 08 September 2010 in 2010, Drilling Rigs & Automation, September/October

I once had a machine manufacturer tell me that his customers purchased his machines when their budget allowed it. This resulted in several standalone…

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Hydraulic vs electrical rig designs: pros and cons on floater heave compensation systems

Posted on 08 September 2010 in 2010, Drilling Rigs & Automation, September/October

Oil exploration today has moved into more extreme environments, forcing technological advancement in drilling equipment. Increased stringencies regarding environmental…

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Wireless control systems help prevent hardwired service loop failures for moving equipment

Posted on 08 September 2010 in 2010, Drilling Rigs & Automation, September/October

Wireless control systems offer great potential for modern drilling rigs, but increased reliability and lower costs can only be achieved if changes to industry culture occur…

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Remote operations centers earning keep through drilling optimization, 24/7 support, ‘remanning’

Posted on 08 September 2010 in 2010, Drilling Rigs & Automation, September/October

As with most implementations of new technology, the technology itself is rarely the biggest hurdle. It’s the people – we humans with our fears, our hard-to-break habits…

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Bridging the communications gap in rig automation

Posted on 08 September 2010 in 2010, Drilling Rigs & Automation, Features, September/October

IADC Drilling Control Systems subcommittee, SPE DSATS group set out to create reference roadmap to achieve full rig automation, define communication protocols needed for downhole, surface integration…

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Rig NPT: the ugly truth

Posted on 08 September 2010 in 2010, Drilling Rigs & Automation, Features, September/October

NPT, the familiar acronym for nonproductive time, is a three-letter word, but it might as well be a four-letter word to drilling contractors and operators, considering the negative connotations that come with it. Perhaps the negativity is well deserved. NPT brings to mind money wasted, time wasted, failures…

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D&C News

Posted on 07 September 2010 in 2010, Departments, September/October

Seadrill’s West Orion semisubmersible recently began operations offshore Brazil for Petrobras under a six-year contract. The rig reached Brazil from Singapore in early July and had been preparing for the start-up of operations since…

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