• We are excited to announce the launch of the of the eVolve™ Optimization Service INFORM tier. The eVolve Optimization Service enhances our customers’ drilling operations and increases cost-effectiveness by turning drilling data into powerful information with diligent review and analysis of rig operations.

    Recently commercialized, INFORM, is the entry-level, tiered solution aimed at reducing nonproductive time (NPT) and invisible lost time (ILT) by optimizing the drilling process in real time. The INFORM tier leverages our Real-Time Technology Center to deliver 24/7 information, support, and optimization advice to our customers’ drilling operations. We do this by using surface data from our RigSense™ system and other NOV data acquisition systems for trend analyses, data analytics, and daily reporting to help optimize drilling operations and improve the overall drilling cycle.  

    The INFORM tier helps reduce both NPT and ILT through:  
    • Stuck-pipe prevention while drilling, tripping, and running casing
    • ROP enhancement, mechanical specific energy analysis, roadmap generation, and optimization
    • Drilling dynamics (shocks, stick-slip, vibrations, autodriller performance, etc.), and monitoring and intervention (based on an eVolve ADVISE tier downhole drilling dynamics study)
    • Rig activity analysis and monitoring
    • Real-time geosteering support to the operator’s geologist(s)
    With INFORM, our drilling optimization specialists, innovative software, and data analytics help our customers achieve consistent and superior performance, additional insight into drilling operations, and a focus on safety. 

    To learn more about the eVolve Optimization Service and the INFORM tier, visit: http://www.nov.com/evolve/.

    Published Date: 2017-10-06
    Source: National Oilwell Varco