GE ‘digitalizes’ Noble rig fleet. Meridium, ServiceMax on Predix

Partners announce ‘Digital Rig’ powered by Predix. Asset management meets field service software.

GE and Noble Corporation are teaming on a ‘Digital Rig,’ leveraging GE’s Marine asset performance management solution. The Digital Rig will enable data-driven efficiencies with the target of a 20% reduction in operational expenditure. GE is to deploy its latest marine Asset performance management (APM) system, ‘powered by Predix,’ on four of Noble’s rigs. The partnership will provide visibility of equipment anomalies and drilling process deviations and will enable a shift to predictive maintenance.

Noble president David Williams said, ‘The shift to data-driven decisions will have a significant effect on drilling efficiencies. Our industry must embrace the digital revolution to stay efficient and nimble, and Noble is leading the way.’ APM combines ‘digital twin’ data models with advanced analytics to detect signs of potential failure or performance degradation sometimes weeks before a problem occurs.

GE also recently announced the combination of its APM portfolio with Meridium, the asset management solution that it acquired last year. GE is now working to integrate field service specialist ServiceMax’s technology (acquired last year for $915 million) within the GE Digital/Predix umbrella. For more on Meridium/APM/Predix read our report from the 2017 GE Oil & Gas Annual Meeting.

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