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DrillOps Reporting

Leading cloud reporting services to the energy industry for drilling contractors and E&P operators

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DrillOps Reporting provides web-delivered operational reporting, analytics and data connectivity solutions to the upstream oil and gas industry in locations across the world.

  • Web-delivered – global access anywhere, anytime
  • Unlimited users – no charge per seat
  • Electronic reporting – streamline data management
  • Fully indexed – completely searchable database
  • Integrated Solutions – minimize manual data entry
  • WITSML powered - maximize data sharing
  • Custom graphs and dashboards – represent data visually
  • 20+ years
  • 500+ rigs
  • Over 1 million daily drilling reports delivered
  • 99% Customer Retention rate
  • 230 Customer Globally
  • 53 Countries
  • Land & Offshore

Automated data driven reporting solutions

Prior to its acquisition by SLB, IDS (DrillOps reporting) has been providing web-delivered operational reporting solutions to the upstream oil and gas industry in locations across the world for over twenty years.


DrillNet - Advanced drilling and completions reporting

Relied on by the some of the most reputable operators and service companies in the oil and gas industry, DrillNet provides users with a sophisticated web-based solution for capturing, tracking, analyzing, and reporting on all drilling and completions activities. DrillNet covers the full scope of an operation right from the initial concept to final decommissioning. DrillNet is simple to implement and provides global access to unlimited users. With a built-in document manager and a fully searchable database, all current and historical operational information is available at the click of a button.

Customized reports, dashboards, and visualizations

For over 20 years, prior to its acquisition by SLB, IDS (DrillOps reporting has been refining the core capabilities in DrillNet so that the instantaneous generation of daily drilling, completions, and final well reports provide only a fraction of the functionality available within the system. There are over 100 report templates available within DrillNet, including bit records, mud reports, and well schematics. Reports can be directly sent to a pre-configured list of recipients to maximize knowledge dissemination. Customized reports, graphical visualizations and dashboards can be built from any operational data set. These dashboards provide KPIs and information relative to time analysis, cost details and comparisons, as well as other benchmarking metrics that can be exported to Adobe®Acrobat®.PDF, Microsoft Excel®, and Microsoft Word.

  • Simple to implement, web delivered services with global access

  • Unlimited users: no ‘charge per seat’

  • 24/7 support and Partner Portal

  • Built-in document manager and fully indexed/searchable database

  • Full range of Site Management, Drilling, Geological, Cost, Safety, Completions/interventions and inventory/asset reporting

  • Interface with enterprise level and legacy engineering services through our data management layer

  • WITSML powered for maximum data sharing

  • Data visualization through standard and custom dashboards



Welcome to the World of Anova analytics

Anova simplifies data mining, dynamic benchmarking and analytics. Through a self-service approach, users can analyze multiple sources of data through one single integrated application, making it possible to interrogate and cross-reference real-time, reported data along with dynamically benchmarked information all through a collection of distinct dashboard and reporting capabilities.

   Anova  Anova+  Anova pro
Access to free limited set of KPI dashboards  ✓  ✓
 Access to growing repository of Anova content    ✓  ✓
 Weekly, monthly & yearly performance reports    ✓  ✓
 Self-service analytics - create your own content      ✓
 Free daily reporting services      ✓
 Inter-company dynamic benchmarking services      

GeoNet - Streamlining your daily geological reporting

GeoNet is a web-delivered, WITSML enabled reporting solution designed for the wellsite geologist to capture all operational information necessary to generate and distribute an electronic daily geology report. This application can be used as a stand-alone software service, or in conjunction with DrillNet to streamline operations and take full advantage of the timesaving data continuity that comes from the extensive integration with DrillNet and WITSML imports.

Collaborative and centralized database

With a flexible and customizable application, the geology team has the ability to capture a wide scope of data related to geological aspects and can reference all operational information from a centralized database. Easily accessible at the rig site or in town, and with full integration of the drilling team data, GeoNet is the most collaborative and comprehensive application for geological data.

Capturing a wide scope of geological data:

  • Well summary (casing, cement, BHA, and core)

  • Formations (multiple datums and formation image library)

  • Lithology (fine detail or a quick-view summary)

  • Gas (totals and chromatographic)

  • Oil shows (cuttings and cores)

  • Cores (sidewall, conventional, and chip cores)

  • Delineation (biostratigraphy and palynology)

  • Pressures (modular formation dynamics tester and formation pressure plot)

  • Wireline (activity and interruption tracking, tool mnemonics look-ups)


ProNet - Keep track of your post drilling activities

Completions and well intervention reporting

ProNet is a web-delivered completions and interventions reporting service featuring a fully-integrated drawing package and campaign life-cycle manager. ProNet combines our established operational reporting services with visualization capabilities and our ‘campaign manager’ to give the completions engineer a full history of the well from spud to abandonment.

Get to know your well through interactive borehole visualizations

Fed directly from information captured throughout the life-cycle of your wellbore, ProNet provides a time-based borehole visualization; giving the user an on-screen walk through of the entire well’s history. The diagram is fully interactive; by simply clicking on any component you access the relevant data set for review or in-place editing. Visuals are customizable and easily saved so that they can be included in your next presentation.

All Your post-drilling activities captured

Collect information on all your activities including completions, workovers, stimulations, interventions, through to abandonment. As a dynamic system, operation types are defined to support the user with relevant information. Since ProNet is a centralized database you also have access to all historical, current, and planned information for that well, region, or block as required

Collaboration from a centralized database

Capturing daily operational information in the field directly into a centralized database provides a comprehensive view for the entire organization. The availability of near real-time information allows team members to quickly share details on progress with those in the office or other locations. The benefit being that the completions engineer has all the current and historical well data organized and in one place.


  • Compile information on well testing, interventions, workovers, stimulations, and completions

  • Save time by employing production string templates

  • Track historical string components, maintenance and integrity

  • Use campaign manager to organize multi-well service operations

  • Track non-productive and invisible lost time on wireline tools

  • Secure portal for partner access to reports


TourNet Pro - The ultimate rig reporting software solution

TourNet Pro is a rig focused software solution specifically designed to meet the operational reporting requirements of drilling contractors. As a web-delivered collaborative application, TourNet Pro extracts operational intelligence, giving drilling contractors the unique benefit of understanding exactly how their rigs are performing. The system is fully scalable and provides strategic monitoring at the rig, region, and fleet wide levels.

Extensive integration to streamline data management

TourNet Pro provides global access to data analysis and has extensive third party integrations including SAP, Workforce, and SharePoint. The IADC report is produced without any additional data entry, allows for digital sign-off, and can be automatically distributed to a preconfigured list of recipients. Detailed internal activity coding is mapped to generic IADC DDR Plus codes to streamline the data management process. All information can be presented based on established IADC tours.

Automated DDR plus

TourNet facilitates a largely automated DDR Plus. With automated activities from rig state detection, and the above mapping of codes and data from other sources, the DDR Plus is largely automated saving significant time and actually providing accurate data in your IADC DDR Plus reports.

Intelligent benchmarking tool for reducing NPT

With TourNet Pro, drilling contractors can obtain crucial insight into their company’s operational performance through pre-configured dashboards and advanced benchmarking visualizations.  These dashboards and visualizations encompass information relative to time analysis, cost details and comparisons, as well as other benchmarking metrics. As a powerful web-delivered application, TourNet Pro captures NPT to help ensure a prosperous future for drilling contractors. Operational knowledge can be exported to Adobe®Acrobat®.PDF, Microsoft Excel®, and Microsoft Word.

  • Fleet wide access to data analysis

  • Integration with third party applications (ie. SAP, Workforce, and SharePoint)

  • IADC report produced without additional data entry

  • Digital sign-off of contractor and IADC reports

  • Drill-pipe tracking/inventory management tool

  • Detailed internal activity coding mapped to generic IADC codes

  • Track rig equipment and equipment down time

  • Information can be presented based on established IADC Tours


SafeNet - HSE reporting

Relevant to:

  • Operators

  • Well management companies

  • Service companies

  • Drilling contractors


CostNet - Cost tracking

The cost tracking capability is designed around the concept that on a day-to-day well operation, service companies and operators know what services and equipment are being used and what the contractual costs are. Through the application of cost codes and quantities, this will then allow a day-to-day overview of the expenditure on an operation against a pre-determined AFE. DrillOps reporting provides operations managers with a tool to monitor and analyse all costs. Data entry is intuitive; with automatic carry-forward options for recurring costs and the ability to select costs from the approved AFE or available cost codes.

Relevant to:

  • Operators

  • Well management companies

  • Drilling contractors

Related Capabilities:

  • Cost Tracking


GreenDay - Mobile role-specific operational intelligence

Upstream operations mean being tasked with making multiple decisions on a daily basis which in turn requires teams and individuals to synthesize data and information from a number of sources. They therefore need relevant information immediately to hand with a service that gives them oversight of existing operations and an immediate visual cue as to their current status. This is Greenday. Operational intelligence to hand on smart phones and tablets.

Greenday is fine tuned to the needs of teams and individuals. Each will have specific critical criteria requiring a timely (<1 hour) response and which act as triggers for the Greenday status cue. The diagram below shows KPI’s, NPT and other key context.

GreenDay KPIs

Lean automated reporting

Lean Automated Reporting (LAR)

What is Lean?

A relatively simple concept, ‘Lean’ means maximizing value while minimizing waste – in short, more from less. The ultimate goal is to offer a perfect value creation process that has zero waste.

In the context of daily reporting and data management this means…

Optimizing the data flow from the point of acquisition to the delivery of analytics and knowledge extraction, removing where possible all manual data entry and processing. Now, with readily available real-time sensor data in WITSML and OPC-UA formats, DrillOps reporting has taken the initiative by applying the principles of ‘Lean Automation’ to reporting services to deliver LAR - ‘Lean Automated Reporting’LAR, replacing a time-consuming manual process with an automated, data-driven service.

This has been achieved by:

  • Harnessing the power of WITSML/Real-Time (RT) data sources, Fixed Text Remarks and Rig State detection to capture, process and deliver a range of reporting data subsets (fluids, surveys, BHA’s) with little or no intervention at the wellsite.

  • Using the Anova analytics suite to deliver reports, analyses and KM services directly from the data.

Conventional... Lean Automation...
  • A manual process
  • Retyping and duplicate entries
  • Typing errors
  • Multiple versions of the ‘truth’
  • Analytics based on flawed data

  • Data Driven
  • Standards (WITSML/PPDM)
  • Merge of Real Time and offline sources
  • Once only entry
  • One version of the truthBOP Drill

Populating the DDR from WITSML objects


IDS has built in capabilities to import (and export) data from multiple WITSML objects and multiple sources. The diagram below shows that that the majority of the DDR can built from any reasonably comprehensive WITSML database (shown at right in the diagram below).

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Automating the ‘Activities’

While automating the numeric subsets of the report from WITSML’ static’ objects is relatively straightforward, identifying and coding operational ‘activities’ presents a range of novel challenges. Using raw WITSML data and applying the RSD/OSD and FTR logic described above, it is now possible to automate the building of a significant majority of the DDR including the ‘Activities’ section. As noted above, the real time 1 Hz or 0.2 Hz ‘log’ data is translated into instantaneous ‘rig states’ which are then compiled into specific ‘operational states’ for insertion into the ‘activities’ screen of the IDS DrillNet or TourNet services. The real time drilling parameters are then re-processed to populate and deliver the relevant ‘Fixed Text Remark’ for each activity, as below, which shows the manual and LAR versions for the same 24hr period.

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Lessons learned

Lessons Learned

DrillOps reporting Lessons Learned is an integrated solution that allows the operator or drilling contractor to capture and share knowledge and experiences – both good and bad - across the whole operation, irrespective of location and discipline. A lesson is created on-the-fly during operations or during after-action reviews. In the operational planning phase, the global Lessons database can be mined and analysed for valuable insights to ensure that a lesson, once learned, does not become an incident repeated. Adding a lesson during operations automatically connects the relevant activity description and coding to the lesson. Because the service is an integral part of the wider DrillOps reporting ‘DataNet’ reporting services eco-system, ‘activities’ are captured along with key NPT information and a cloud of meta-data (rig, well, day, operation type, etc.) to ensure that each lesson can be searched and discovered by both event specifics and by searching for the broader context. A lesson without close-out is likely a lesson lost. As a lesson is created, the DrillOps reporting LL service automatically notifies a pre-identified Responsible Party via email ensuring timely review and action. The responsible party is required to define ‘post lesson action’ and, at lesson closure, a Closure Destination is added to further learning in the future. The DrillOps reporting LL DB comes with the industry’s most advanced search and recovery tools. Built around ‘Elasticssearch’ - a world-leading search and analytics solution - the user can build-out a query simply by concatenating search terms to find the most relevant lesson(s). In the example below, the terms ‘lost circulation blocked line’ return 497 results with the most relevant at the top. A hot link leads back to the original lesson. The end game is to reduce risk and deliver safe operations globally.



Anova simplifies analytics. Through a self-service approach, users can analyse multiple sources of data through one single integrated application, making it possible to interrogate and cross-reference real-time, reported data along with dynamically benchmarked information all through a collection of distinct dashboard and reporting capabilities.

Fast Data

From a team of experienced Data Scientists, Anova provides the end user with decision support where and when it is required. Anova enables you to analyse data on the go; whether on a laptop, tablet or smartphone.

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Cumulative phase compare

Drilling insights / performance insights

Drilling insights / performance insights

Drilling Performance Monitoring (DPM) delivers the most detailed of view of operational performance data available - the ultimate near real-time and post-well analysis tool, allowing the operator or drilling contractor to determine precise event durations for all the key operational aspects of the well.

Merging time-sequenced drilling data with the off-line daily report data means that key rig and crew performance metrics (tripping times, connection times etc) can be tracked and analysed to the nearest second. The process starts with ‘Operational State Detection’ (OSD) by which parameters within a WITS0 or WITSML (real-time) data stream are processed to determine ‘rig-state’. These rig-state values are stored in the IDS database and are used in both real-time and at the end of the well to generate a complete drilling performance overview with over a 100 KPI’s.

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Drilling insights / performance insights

DPM and KPIs

Depending on data availability, a wide range of KPI’s are available that cover all aspects of drilling ops, rig and crew performance. :

Simplified list of KPI’s in DPM

  • Drill shoetrack

  • Drill connections - (bottom to bottom)

  • Drill connections - (slip to slip)

  • Tripping in with Drill Pipe - Unrestricted speed

  • Drill Pipe/Tripping - Tripping in connection slip to slip

  • Drill Pipe/Tripping - Tripping out connection slip to slip

  • Make up BHA

  • Break down BHA

  • Tripping in with BHA

  • Rig up casing

  • Rig down casing

  • Run casing

  • Casing connection time (slip to slip)

  • Casing landing string running speed (gross)

  • Casing landing string connection time (slip to slip)

  • Rig up to run riser

  • Rig down to run riser

  • Run riser

  • Pull riser

  • BOP drill

  • BOP testing time

  • BOP pass/fail rate testing

  • Run slip joint with landing joint

  • Rig up riser tensioner

  • Rig up surface lines

  • Pull BOP

1: DPM and Anova analytics

Anova simplifies data mining, dynamic benchmarking and analytics. A self-service approach allows users to analyse multiple sources of data through one single integrated application, making it possible to interrogate and cross-reference reported real-time data alongside dynamically benchmarked information derived from reporting data with visualisations delivered to dashboards and ‘GreenDay’. Anova makes it possible to deliver business intelligence from operational reporting and real time data. Examples below

1: Rig State summary (daily, weekly, by hole section, by well, between wells, by rig, between rigs)



2: Connection duration (by time/depth, by hole sect, by well, between wells, by rig, between rigs)


3: Drilling weight to weight connections with probability


Anova Data Science

Anova data science

Complex query and bespoke services

Our mission is to extract every last cent of value out of the data. Anova Data Sciences (ADS) has been established to apply statistical and probabilistic analysis to the Anova Database (ADB) and the Anova Community Database (ACDB). Using the ‘R’ statistical analysis package and other data mining tools, ADS is focused on:

  • On-demand consultancy, offering operators bespoke mining and analysis of their ADB on a project by project basis
  • An internal research function, analyzing the ACDB for relationships, correlations and causality and providing this information to the Community at large
  • Searching flat time for root causes and correlations

Data connectivity

Second only to data quality, the biggest obstacle standing in the way of digitalization is managing and accessing the multiplicity of document formats, data types and databases that comprise the Upstreams’ day-to-day information ecosystem. To tackle this problem, IDS has developed a number of web-delivered and on-premise ‘Bridges’ to put the right information at the fingertips of the manager, engineer or explorationist. Each Bridge has a simple UI coupled to a fully coded back-end to parse, process and deliver data with the minimum of set-up time and without intervention.



WITSML™ is an upstream initiative to provide open, non-proprietary, standard interfaces for systems transmitting, exchanging or receiving data. Managed and supported by Energistics, an industry supported non-profit, WITSML is the industry standards reference for the transmission of data from rig-site to the offices of oilfield service companies, integrators and operators. It is also used to share information among partners, vendors and government agencies.

SLB has for many years been an advocate, supporter and contributor to the WITSML Standard. All data in the IDS data model that are present in one or more WITSML Objects are available for our clients via a WITSML Interface. As part of our drive to automate reporting wherever possible, we ingest WITSML Data hosted by 3rd parties directly into DataNet for all the common WITSML objects, e.g. BHAs, Surveys, Fluid, Reports, etc.

However, with the exception of the ‘log’ and ‘trajectories’ objects, many WITSML objects remain unpopulated. Recognising that this limits the options for report automation, DrillOps reporting has developed FileBridge. With FileBridge, we are able to convert standard service company PDF’s (mud reports, BHA summaries etc) into data which we use in our reporting services and make available either in our the DrillOps reporting WITSML instance or post to a 3rd Party WITSML server. This is all done in just a couple of minutes without the need for any human interaction other than posting the file.

EDM Bridge

EDM Bridge

Bi-directional Connectivity with the EDM

The EDM Bridge is a bi-directional interface that allows DrillOps reporting to make a connection to an EDM instance even if the EDM is an on-premise installation and the DataNet instance is in the Cloud. This design facilitates use of data from EDM in DataNet but also updates to the EDM database from the daily reporting cycle in DrillNet and other DrillOps reporting services. At the planning stage, plan time and trajectory in Landmark’s ‘WellPlan’ and ‘Compass’ are pulled into the DrillNet reporting service at the start of the well, along with additional catalogue mapping for BHA/Tubular components. When drilling commences, daily reports generated in DrillNet are processed directly into the EDM database offering a significant reporting upgrade while maintaining the integrity of the EDM environment. The EDM Bridge can also be used to analyse EDM Data using ANOVA where it can be combined for instance with Drilling Performance Data.



Automatically Generate your IADC DDR Plus

The new IADC DDR Plus is now fully digitized, thanks to the work of the IADC Advanced Rig Technology (ART) Data, Controls and Sensors (DCS) Subcommittee in 2019 (Paper SPE-199664-MS). This, combined with the advanced five-layer Operations code-set, allow the DDR Plus to be automated by leveraging rig state detection (RSD) and further algorythms to compact those states into meaningful operations - operational state detection (OSD). Leveraging other existing sources of data, and the various DrillOps reporting Bridges, can largely automate the DDR Plus.

Regulatory Export

Regulatory export

Where required DrillOps reporting supports direct or file based data export for regulatory reporting or agency reporting, for example the Norwegian Pretroleum Directorate (NPD), The Dutch Ministry of Energy and similar agencies.



IDSBridge is the tool that provides API access to data within the IDS Data model. The tool uses a documented query language to retrieve data and is accessible from most BI and Database tools over a web connection.



From document to data

On any given operating day, a rig will generate up to 30 key documents in Word, Excel or PDF. These reports come from a range of service companies and other contractors with many of them describing or defining mission-critical operations. However, the content is often re-entered (retyped…) into other database and reports; typically a BHA is retyped four or five time, a mud report two or three times. DrillOps reporting, through FileBridge, is committed to capturing the report at source and rendering it as data in a single action. FileBridge ingests documents in Word, Excel or PDF from either a dedicated email inbox or via a secure drag-and-drop interface. The content is then parsed, processed and delivered to both the Drillnet/LAR reporting services and as WITSML data to a WITSML store, as data for analysis and storage. No more re-typing and no more multiple versions of the truth. With the document content now in WITSML format, the data is ready for sharing - at the rig, in the office, globally.

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