A Real-Time Decision Support System for High Cost Oil-Well Drilling Operations

  • Odd Erik Gundersen http://www.verdandetechnology.com
  • Frode Sørmo Verdande Technology
  • Agnar Aamodt Norwegian Unversity of Science and Technology
  • Pål Skalle Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Abstract

In this article we present DrillEdge — a commercial and award winning software system that monitors oil-well drilling operations in order to reduce non-productive time (NPT). DrillEdge utilizes case-based reasoning with temporal representations on streaming real-time data, pattern matching and agent systems to predict problems and give advice on how to mitigate the problems. The methods utilized, the architecture, the GUI and development cost in addition to two case studies are documented.

Author Biographies

Odd Erik Gundersen, http://www.verdandetechnology.com
Development Director
Frode Sørmo, Verdande Technology
Chief Technology Officer
Agnar Aamodt, Norwegian Unversity of Science and Technology
Professor, Department of Computer and Information Science
Pål Skalle, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Associate Professor, Department of Petrolem Engineering and Applied Geophsics
Published
2012-12-06
Section
Articles