The world's first digital drilling ship, the oil and gas industry digital cavalry is coming, are you ready?
The birth of the world's first digital drilling ship opened another window for the digital revolution in the oil and gas industry. When the oil and gas industry embraces the digital revolution, who dare to accept and be brave to innovate, who will win!
According to the official website GE information display, the Thursday GE and partner Nobel Corporation PLC jointly launched the world's first digital drilling ship, the digital drilling ship target is the target device operating costs reduced by 20%, and the occurrence of latent fault in the fault warning issued a few months ago, improve drilling efficiency.
Digital transformation is no longer a new term, but the oil and gas industry has not yet widely accepted it. Until the oil price downturn in the past few years, digitalization has gained more attention. Now, compared to high output, people are more interested in pursuing higher profits, and digitization is one of the best. The birth of the world's first digital drilling rig is a solid step for exploring and releasing the potential of digitalized operation at sea.
The first digital drilling ship in the world
GE and Nobel Corporation, a well known drilling contractor in the oil and gas industry, launched the world's first digital drilling ship on Thursday. The digital drilling ship solution is supported by GE's Predix industrial Internet of things (IIoT) platform and is currently deployed on the Noble Globetrotter I drilling ship. GE says that the digital drill is connected to all the target control systems, including the drilling control network, the power management system and the dynamic positioning system.
We collect data through single sensor and control system focused on drilling ship, and send it to the GE Industrial Performance and Reliability Center in real time for prediction analysis. Ge Corp said its digital drilling rig and Predix SeaStream have captured many abnormal situations and alerts two months before the incident, and notify potential failures.
"The potential of digitization will go beyond a single ship and open the door to the change of our entire fleet. Data backbone has paved the way for automatic drilling, and digital technology is promoting an unprecedented new era of drilling and asset performance improvement. Bernie Wolford, senior vice president of Noble, said in a press release.
The two companies said they would soon start analyzing real-time data on the edge of the device to achieve performance improvements and localization of asset intelligence. The rest of the three "target ships" are planned to be optimized for digital operations at the beginning of this year.
The digital cavalry arrives, the brave man wins
In fact, as early as March 2017, GE and Nobel Corporation have collaborated on collaborative development of digital drilling solutions, aiming to improve data processing efficiency through data analysis. For cooperation with GE, Noble Corporation PLC chairman, President and CEO David W. Williams has said that as the market dynamics change, the offshore oil and gas industry is at the cusp of change. Drilling contractors must seize the opportunity to improve their competitive advantage. "We believe that the steering of data - oriented decisions will have a significant impact on drilling efficiency. Our industry has to accept the digital revolution to be efficient and flexible, and Noble is the leading one. "