OTC showcases Aramco’s iField, wired drill pipe, ‘virtual’ design

Preview of IT highlights at next month’s Offshore Technology Conference

At next month’s OTC, Saudi Aramco will report on real-time reservoir management with an ‘iField’ Enterprise Monitoring System tracking performance of the new ‘AFK’ development. Permanent downhole monitoring and integrated surface/subsurface modeling has allowed Aramco to optimize production and injection strategies across the three fields.

Singapore headquartered Yantai Raffles Shipyard is using Dassault Systems’ Catia product lifecycle solutions to support ‘virtual’ design and construction of ‘next generation’ FPSOs. A Rockwell Automation presentation investigates asset performance management using a variety of overall equipment effectiveness KPIs to plan and optimize MRO. Apache reports on successful use of wired drill pipe in the Van Gogh field, offshore Australia. The IntelliServ network connects downhole steering assembly and LWD tools with a notional bandwidth of 57kbps. This is orders of magnitude more than conventional mud pulse systems, opening up the possibility of real-time formation evaluation at high drilling rates.

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