IADC DDR Plus™: A New Standard for Drilling Data Acquisition

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The IADC DDR Plus™ is a print and electronic data collection system aimed at securing accurate and relevant drilling data that industry can use to assess performance against drilling Key Performance Indicators. Increasingly, the drilling industry’s advances in sensor capability and computer power is enabling higher levels of automation.

A survey of IADC members indicated that industry wished a standardized manner of importing data into the IADC DDR to meet increasing demands for automated reporting.

After a year-long process, the IADC Drilling Controls Systems Subcommittee of the IADC Advanced Rig Technology Committee expanded the legacy main codes and created a series of cascading sub-codes to improve granularity in reporting.

The main Operational Codes were expanded from 23 to 34. The original 23 codes were retained, with certain name changes for clarity and modernization.  Numerous IADC contractor members, data-acquisition companies, and the Canadian Association of Oilwell Drillers generously contributed information for the granular cascading subcodes for Activities and for Equipment. The IADC DCS Subcommittee added additional subcodes.

IADC DDR Plus™ will be available as an electronic schema, and also in a traditional paper format. Both will be phased in during 2019.

The IADC DDR Plus™ was developed by the IADC Drilling Controls Systems Subcommittee, Nathan Moralez, BP, Chair, and Robert van Kuilenburg, Noble Corp, Co-chair. The IADC DCS Subcommittee operates under the auspices of the IADC Advanced Rig Technology Committee, Robin Macmillan, NOV, Chair, and Robert van Kuilenburg, Noble Corp, Co-chair.

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