Gazprom Neft’s digital tools will improve drilling
Gazprom Neft’s Science and Technology Center (Gazpromneft SCT) has developed the industry’s first
In the course of drilling operations, the drilling trajectory must be constantly monitored to make sure it stays within the reservoir boundaries. This is achieved with the help of sensors that transmit data about the surrounding rock from the drilling machinery. Yet, even the most
Gazprom Neft has come up with a digital tool to meet this challenge. The software uses machine learning to promptly analyze the parameters received directly from the drilling machinery, such as the vibration level, drilling rate and rotor speed, and bit load. These variables change depending on the reservoir parameters, which means that lithology can be promptly characterized without waiting for data coming from sensors on the drilling tool. This approach enables online control of the drilling process in situations when the actual reservoir position turns out to be different from what was expected.
The software is
«There are many technological challenges in the oil industry. They give us a boost to evolve and introduce new digital tools that help optimize the operating processes. By using advanced technologies, we can climb a new height of efficiency», says Vitaly Koriabkin, Director of GeoNavigator Drilling Management Center.