07 Drilling Systems Automation

Tuesday, 7 March
Technical Session
This session presents cutting edge papers on drilling systems automation. The papers span broadly; automation of sub-processes to the complete rig, field testing results of automated 3D cuttings monitoring, autonomous directional drilling and automated modelling of tripping. Case studies include the world’s first offshore implementation of rig automation; automated drilling optimization based on high fidelity models and fault detection of automated drilling systems.
Session Chairperson(s)
Rolv Rommetveit - EDRILLING
Khaydar Valiullin - WellsX
  • 1600-1630 212569
    Field Testing of an Automated 3D Cuttings and Cavings Measurement Sensor
    S. Prez, P. Ashok, E. van Oort, The University of Texas At Austin; R. Pruitt, T. Peroyea, T.S. Thetford, M. Behounek, Apache Corp.
  • 1630-1700 212565
    Drilling Systems Automation: Fault Detection, Isolation and Recovery Functions for Situational Awareness
    E. Cayeux, NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS; J.D. Macpherson, Baker Hughes; P. Annaiyappa, Nabors; D. Dashevskiy, Baker Hughes; L. Hoarau, Schlumberger; D. Pirovolou, Weatherford; M. Parak, Halliburton; D. Fett, TotalEnergies E&P USA Inc
  • 1700-1730 212507
    Autonomous Directional Drilling Requires Multiple Disciplined Systems Approach
    F. Florence, Rig Operations LLC
  • 1730-1800 212468
    Case Study of World’s First Offshore Implementation of a Drilling Automation Platform With Multiple Closed-loop Applications
    N. Ronquillo, M. Orevik, K. Birgisson, NOV Rig Systems; J. Bailey, D. McEwan, D. Ng, Borr Drilling; M. Abd Mokhti, M. Murad, K. Khazali, S. Zurhan, J. Jamal, Petronas
  • Alternate 212484
    Experience From Running High-fidelity Models Autonomously Driven by Real-time Data From Multiple North Sea Wells
    S. Ødegård, A. Mal, S. Helgeland, eDrilling; J. Skogestad, K. Bjorkevoll, SINTEF; M. Lien, T. Weltzin, B. Rudshaug, Equinor ASA
  • Alternate 212513
    Transient Modeling of Tripping Operations Enables Closed-loop Limit Control of Tripping Processes to Reduce ILT While Maintaining Wellbore Safety
    P. Arevalo, G. Becker, M.J. Forshaw, S. Grymalyuk, Baker Hughes
  • Alternate 212489
    Drilling Automation as the Engine of Change for Sustainable Performance and Procedural Adherence - An Offshore Case Study
    S. Zurhan, M. A Murad, K. Khazali, A. Abd Mokhti, J. Jamal, PETRONAS; N. Mat Noh, B. Goodkey, C.A. Herrera, K. Abdul Rashid, M. Kereshanan, R. Carvalho, Schlumberger

Host Organisation


Platinum Partner

Saudi Aramco

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Baker Hughes

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