Kongsberg, OMV team in real time
Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies AS has signed a four-year, multimillion-dollar drilling data contract with Vienna-based OMV Group for all of its global drilling activities.
The contract calls for Kongsberg to equip OMV with the SiteCom real-time operations support solution, which will provide 24/7 monitoring and support services to OMV headquarters and globally to all its drilling locations. The system will allow OMV local drilling teams to access real-time data and to use the tools to decrease operational risk, improve well construction and placement, and increase long-term productivity – hence, improving the economies of its projects.
Real-time drilling data is gathered on the rig from all connected sources, including mud-logging service, directional drilling service, cementing, and special operations. Embedding real-time drilling data as part of real-time headquarters support, OMV local drilling teams can avoid nonproductive time by implementing early warning technology to alert operators to abnormal operational developments. This data, Kongsberg says, helps with more immediate, more informed, and more efficient decisions collaboratively on how best to minimize drilling challenges.