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Pacific Drilling Orders Kongsberg IMS System for its Drillship

Pacific Drilling Orders Kongsberg IMS System for its Drillship| Offshore Energy Today

Kongsberg Maritime will deliver a sophisticated new Information Management System (IMS) as part of a ‘Full Picture’ Integrated Automation System (IAS) delivery to the Pacific Drilling owned Samsung 12000 design dynamically-positioned drillship, Pacific Santa Ana.

The IMS, which will be shown on the Kongsberg Maritime stand at ONS is a new development, which uniquely, facilitates consolidation of all control system data into a single, role-based secure web-portal. In practice, the IMS enables enhanced information sharing and better insight into operations for offshore and shore-based teams. This will result in improved decision support and safety of operations in addition to better troubleshooting of systems on board, maintenance planning and a reduced need for service personnel aboard service vessels.

Based on a suite of integrated applications offering improved information management and sharing possibilities, the new Kongsberg Maritime IMS is a modular system with a highly scalable infrastructure, enabling it to be deployed to very specific operational requirements. The Pacific Santa Ana delivery features a datalogger covering all datasources on board the drilling rig and replication of data to an onshore fleet database.

All data can be accessed in a role based web portal for offshore and onshore users. The core application is the user-defined dashboard in the web portal, which allows users in different roles to customise their views according to their specific needs and job roles. Uses for this application range include domain-specific information views and management fleet KPI views.

The new Kongsberg maritime IMS will join the already installed Kongsberg Maritime K-Pos Dynamic Positioning, K-Chief 700 automation, K-Safe safety system and K-Thrust thruster control already installed. The Pacific Santa Ana commenced drilling operations in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico in Spring 2012 under a 5 year contract with a Chevron subsidiary. The IMS project started at the beginning of April 2012 with a Factory Acceptance Test at Kongsberg Maritime in June. The Customer Acceptance Test is at the end of August. The system is expected to be fully operational during September 2012.
Press Release, August 28, 2012

Pacific Drilling Orders Kongsberg IMS System for its Drillship| Offshore Energy Today.

WellEz Updates Wellbore Schematic Software for Drilling & Completion Reporting

WellEz (http://www.wellez.com) released a significant upgrade to their wellbore diagram feature, allowing users to see both vertical and horizontal wellbore diagrams, including casing info and downhole equipment

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Wellbore Schematic for Completions Operations

Instead of creating wellbore diagrams manually in spreadsheet programs or by-hand, our system creates the entire diagram automatically

Houston, Texas (PRWEB) February 15, 2012

WellEz released a significant upgrade to the wellbore schematic component on January 24, 2012. The new wellbore schematic allows users to see both vertical and horizontal wellbore diagrams, and is automatically populated throughout the entire well lifecycle (from drilling through completion).

“Our clients will see a major benefit in time-savings” said Fernando Salazar, Technical Coordinator at WellEz Information Management. “Instead of creating wellbore diagrams manually in spreadsheet programs, or by-hand, our system creates the entire diagram automatically.”

The updated wellbore diagram component requires no input from the operator. The entire wellbore schematic is created based on drill bits, casing, and bottom hole assembly information already entered by field personnel.

Updates to the system will allow the wellbore schematic to show deviation based on survey entries, and will automatically populate diagram information from one job in the well to the next (ex. Drilling to Completion).

WellEz is also offering an expanded library of component icons. When filling out bottom hole assembly items for the drilling morning report, or entering the tubing string in a completion job, users will be able to select from a wide-variety of pre-configured icons. Additionally, packers and perforations will be displayed in the diagram during the completions phase of the well.

About WellEz

Founded in 2000, WellEz Information Management is a privately held, international oilfield service company located in Houston, Texas. The leading provider of field reporting tools for drilling, completions, and other operations, WellEz is staffed by experienced oil and gas professionals and a team of highly qualified software developers. The company’s web‐based field software for well lifecycle reporting is the comprehensive solution to limitations, user difficulties, and support issues that are often encountered with traditional reporting software. For more information, visit our website.

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