Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies AS (KOGT), a wholly owned subsidiary of Kongsberg Gruppen ASA (KONGSBERG), has delivered a new real-time well-monitoring and early-warning system to support well construction operations. The technology is part of KONGSBERG’s SiteCom Well Advisor software suite, an integrated well monitoring system that supports well construction efficiency and life of well reliability.
The new technology is a result of a strategic collaboration with BP, which has been focusing on monitoring casing running operations. The casing running system is the first of several similar systems that BP is evaluating for potential development and deployment to monitor a range of well activities and equipment, from drilling and cementing to blowout preventers.
KONGSBERG is marketing the real-time technology under the brand name of SiteCom Well Advisor. SiteCom Well Advisor organizes information in a standardized format on dashboard-like screens, referred to as ‘consoles’, which facilitates sharing of information and collaboration during well operations. The consoles create an early warning system for users, alerting them to potential issues that may arise with the well by employing a system that tracks the status of operations and equipment. The simple objective of SiteCom Well Advisor is to provide a solution to deliver the right information to the right place at the right time, integrating recommended practices and expertise with real-time data.
“This is an excellent example of strategic collaboration to develop technology supporting new ways to operate,” said Pal Helsing, President and CEO of Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies. “It is gratifying to see that the technology has been successfully developed and deployed at such a fast pace.”