Guyana offshore driller getting ready to deploy automated reporting, analytics technology

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Independent Data Services (IDS) has been awarded a six-figure fleet-wide deal with Stena Drilling, operator of the Stena Carron drillship, which has been on contract with ExxonMobil exploring for oil offshore Guyana.

Following successful six-month operational trials on the Stena Spey and Stena Carron rigs, IDS will deploy its data driven TourNet Pro drilling contractor reporting service and drilling performance monitoring service, Anova DPM, across Stena Drilling’s fleet in Q1 2021. The integrated solution will deliver automated near-real time rig and fleet-wide performance benchmarks, KPIs and core analytics in one platform – offering Stena Drilling productivity optimisation and significant OPEX and time savings versus manual aggregation.

The Stena Carron rig is currently drilling the Bulletwood-1 prospect at the Canje block offshore Guyana after having drilled Tanager-1, the deepest well ever to be drilled by ExxonMobil, at the Kaieteur block offshore the South American country.

Commenting on the deal, Douwe Franssens, IDS General Manager, said, “In today’s operating climate, there has never been more data available. But turning that data into insight and using it to improve operations can be difficult. Now more than ever, operators and drilling contractors need to ensure safe, optimal performance.”

Franssens said IDS is proud to partner with Stena Drilling on this world first noting that they saw the benefit of how TourNet Pro and Anova DPM could streamline data management to improve drilling campaign performance.

“The morning report is something that has changed very little over the last ten years. The IDS TourNet Pro/DPM integration allows us to change the focus of the morning report. We believe we can not only automate 35% of the report from existing sources, but also make our data available to our clients to aid in the automation of their reporting,” said Colin Dawson, Digitalisation Transformation Manager at Stena Drilling.

With the introduction of TourNet Pro, IDS pioneered the move to automated reporting in the oil and gas industry, utilising a range of data tools and inputs to replace much of the manual data entry requirement. IDS is now in its 25th year of delivering world-leading cloud performance management solutions to the upstream sector.

The deployment will be part of Stena Drilling’s ‘evolve’ digital and business transformation programme. Post-release, IDS will work closely with the agile ‘evolve’ team to implement value-adding functionality to TourNet Pro as part of the 2021 ‘We Perform’ strategy.


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