Drilling in a Digital World

Date: 08/25/2017

Integration and digital enablement to rise above domain silos

Drilling will never be a one-size-fits-all operation. Every well presents a unique set of conditions that vary during construction. For years, the industry has been applying discrete drilling technologies and relying on incremental enhancements to improve drilling efficiencies. While this has produced noteworthy results, there are still performance inefficiencies due to the interfaces between multiple technology and service providers.

In the E&P article “Drilling in a Digital World,” Catherine MacGregor, president of the Drilling Group at Schlumberger, discusses how the industry can achieve fundamental improvements and new levels of drilling performance by adopting a holistic, consistent, and collaborative approach to managing the entire drilling system. She describes how this requires industry participants to completely rethink the way the industry operates, and the need to redesign and digitally enable workflows to drive integrated technology and service delivery platforms built on cloud-based single data sources. Read the article here.

As part of the company’s Insights series, MacGregor further shares her views on how drilling is being driven by digital workflow opportunities—such as the Schlumberger cognitive drilling rig, the company’s rig of the future. Read the article here.

At the SIS Global Forum taking place September 13–15, 2017 in Paris, France, thought leaders will take the stage with Schlumberger executives to share their visions on the future of the industry, with special attention on improving the well construction cycle. The SIS Global Forum provides attendees with an opportunity to gain insights from industry influencers as well as exchange knowledge with technical experts and peers on new ways of working in the industry. Learn more about the Forum here.


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