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Digital Drilling

The OG21 National Technology Strategy for the Petroleum Industry expresses digitalization and automation as key areas for Norwegian petroleum R&D and competence, with cost-efficient realization of NCS resources as a prioritized need. IRIS has for more than a decade worked on developing computer model based decision support and automation systems, with proven benefits for the cost-efficiency of the drilling process. To accelerate uptake of this technology there is now a need for a stronger focus on digitalization, which will enable smoother integration and application of real-time model-based systems in the field, accounting for the inherent uncertainty and coupled risk that lies in drilling process control. With Digital Drilling as a new target area, IRIS shall work towards providing streamlined solutions for tomorrow’s drilling process planning, decision support and drilling control automation.

Infrastructure:
IRIS’ facilities are of vital importance in the development and testing of new digital drilling technologies:
Virtual Rig
Ullrigg

International committee work:
To secure close co-operation with the industry and to contribute to carry the digital process further, IRIS is happy to participate in different international committees:
  • DSATS: Fionn Iversen
  • Drilling Systems Automation Roadmap Industry Initiative affiliated with SPE, IADC & AUVSI: Eric Cayeux
  • IADC UBO & MPD Committee: Johnny Petersen
  • Academic Industry Forum for Automated Drilling: Fionn Iversen
  • SPE Intelligent Energy International program committee: Fionn Iversen

Moreover, senior personnel participates in arranging several conferences each year.