DDR Plus was launched in March of last year at the 2020 IADC/SPE International Drilling Conference in Galveston, Texas. Many months of hard work and committee collaboration yielded the next step-change in digitizing rig operations.
The topic of a white paper presentation, most of the paper’s contributors joined IADC’s first ever live-stream webinar in a quarterly Virtual Panel Discussion. The program agenda was created by IADC’s Advanced Rig Technology Committee.
While drilling engineers see more granular data on the horizon, others see the first industry-wide steps towards complete rig automation.With a year of deployment under its belt, some of the earliest adopters of the drilling industry newest data collection system gave an run-down.
Recap of 1st Live-Streamed Virtual Panel Discussion
Moderated by Robin Macmillan, IADC’s Division VP of Drilling Services, the live-stream began with Jonathan Lightfoot, Senior Engineering Consultant with Oxy, providing the larger context of the future potential of having a digitized daily drilling report, standardized across the entire sector.
White paper authors and committee leaders, Robert van Kuilenburg & David Shackleton, picked up the reins, providing an overview of the design, development, and deployment of the new data collection system.
After them, the real-world impact of implementing DDR Plus was covered by two early adopters:
- Karma Slusarchuk, Wellbore Construction Champion, Parker Drilling, and IADC ART Vice Chair
- Bernardo Braunstein, Performance Systems Specialist, Noble Corp
Watch the DDR Plus Live-Stream
The live stream was posted on both YouTube or Facebook.