Development of an Intelligent System for the Analysis of both Static and Real-time Oil and Gas Well Drilling Data

  •  Mazeda Tahmeen    
  •  Geir Hareland    
  •  Behrad Rashidi    
  •  Nasikul Islam    


The growing demand of digital oilfield in oil and gas industry leads extensive research on the development of engineering software for the analysis of real-time oil and gas drilling data. The Intelligent Drilling Advisory system (IDAs) is an engineering software and being developed to provide a way for the drilling engineers to visualize, collaborate and analyze drilling operational data in real-time in an office environment. WITSML (Wellsite Information Transfer Standard Markup Language) is a web-based oil and gas industry standard used to conduct transfer of drilling data between the developing system (IDAs) and onsite or remote WITSML servers. IDAs uses WITSML SOAP interfaces to retrieve both static and real-time drilling data updating from the server and provide meaningful analysis using different engineering modules for enhanced decision-making to the ongoing drilling operation. The intelligent system is successfully tested with real WITSML servers to verify the functionalities of the engineering modules, as well as, the system itself.

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