19 June 2020, 11:00 to 12:00

Tech20 Virtual: Cost and risk reduction realisation through Autonomous Drilling



19 June 2020, 11:00 to 12:00


Online Event 

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Asbjørn Sola, VP in Sales and Marketing, Sekal

Can drilling costs be reduced by automating the drilling process? Sekal has delivered software applications for drilling automation since 2013, integrated with drilling control systems from both NOV and MH Wirth. Solutions for mechanisation on the drill-floor has been available for many years. Pipe and BHA components can be handled without human interference. While there are systems automatically mixing and measuring mud properties for the well bore. What has been lacking are systems for safeguarding the well bore while drilling. This is being addressed by the software application DrillTronics, provided by Sekal.

DrillTronics calculates, in real time, the well integrity limits and update the drilling control system with these limits keeping the driller in a safe operating envelope.
When safeguarding is active, by DrillTronics, it is safe to run autonomous drilling sequences in an open well bore. Such sequences can be starting and stopping the mud pumps, friction test, reciprocation, tripping, casing running and drilling.

This webinar will, in addition to give an overview of how to safeguard the well bore and run autonomous sequences, give some insights into what savings have been experienced utilising software applications from Sekal.

Asbjørn Bio

Asbjørn Sola has 25 years of management experience in several industries including oil and gas. He has held positions within Finance, Technology and, Sales and Marketing with an entrepreneurial focus over the last 20 years. He was the co-founder of Sekal back in 2011 and in 2019, Sumitomo Corporation acquired a major stake in the company. He has a background in Software Engineering, graduating from the University of Stavanger and also obtained an MBA from Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh.