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Case Study: UPtime Service Program Optimizes Solids Control Equipment Performance, Saves USD 88,000

Training helps free up rig personnel to focus on other tasks during drilling

Challenge: Institute a maintenance program for solids control equipment that improves operating efficiencies, reduces costs, and frees up rig personnel for other tasks.

Solution: Implement UPtime service program, which focuses on interaction, inspection, maintenance, and training of rig personnel and includes preplanned visits to assess solids control equipment and to identify any needed repairs.

Result:

  • Improved efficiencies and achieved higher rates of penetration (ROP) with lower dilution rates.
  • Accrued zero hours of nonproductive time (NPT) and extended equipment life by up to five years.
  • Decreased spare parts costs by 20% and saved USD 16,000 in shaker parts and consumables.
  • Reduced screen costs by USD 48,000 with additional savings in time and personnel of USD 24,000.
  • Freed up rig personnel to focus on other pressing matters.

The well construction industry continually looks to minimize equipment downtime, optimize performance, extend equipment life, and create safer work environments while also decreasing costs in increasingly challenging drilling programs. In an effort to improve operations, one customer drilling in the North Sea needed a maintenance program for solids control equipment that included eight BEM-650 shakers that were not being maintained as needed, which hindered performance and equipment operating capacity. Short on personnel, the customer also needed to free up crew members for other pressing tasks during drilling.


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