Hoping to accelerate the adoption of automated drilling solutions in the oil and gas industry, NOV and Schlumberger have announced a collaborated solution for operators and drilling contractors. The combination of NOV’s rig automation platform with Schlumberger’s surface and downhole drilling automation will enable customers to deliver optimized well construction performance. The offering automates manual workflows, which will improve safety, facilitate quick decision making, and promote consistency and efficiency across all affected operations.
“Through this collaboration, NOV demonstrates its commitment to deliver an open digital automation platform that enables drilling contractors to achieve higher consistency, safety, and efficiency with improved wellbore quality,” said Clay Williams, Chairman, President and CEO, NOV. “We continue to invest in digital solutions that provide value for our customers. Drilling automation allows rig crews to focus on the big picture to drive performance by allowing the automated systems to run the manual, repetitive tasks."
“This partnership helps accelerate customers’ adoption of drilling automation technologies, enabling superior well construction performance.” Olivier Le Peuch, CEO, Schlumberger said.
“We are pleased to collaborate with NOV and to integrate their rig automation interface with our drilling automation solutions to unlock higher performance for operators and drilling contractors. Leveraging downhole and surface automation applications, we can deliver enhancements in operations safety and efficiency, and deliver top-quartile wells for our customers consistently,” commented Olivier Le Peuch, CEO, Schlumberger. “This partnership helps accelerate customers’ adoption of drilling automation technologies, enabling superior well construction performance.”
The collaboration relies on NOV’s NOVOS™ process automation platform, which controls and operates all NOV rig equipment available and within operational purview, along with advanced artificial intelligence from Schlumberger’s DrillOps on-target well delivery solution. The two systems work together to enforce procedures consistently and to attain the best possible operational performance.
The NOVOS platform automates repetitive drilling activities, resulting in repeatable processes and optimizing drilling programs.
The DrillOps family of solutions consists of modular technologies that execute drilling plans and automate tasks to achieve higher levels of efficiency.