Advanced Rig Technology Committee Subcommittees
Drilling Control Systems Subcommittee
Nathan Moralez, BP
Assaad Mohanna, NOV
Provide information and guidelines to improve safety and reliability of the interfaces between human and machine, and between multiple control systems installed on offshore and onshore drilling facilities.
Phase I – Develop a critical safety interface list for a driller.
Phase II – Gather data for each supplier against current field populations.
Phase III – Based on findings, propose and publish an industry guideline for future safety critical applications.
Phase I – Identify and document the current supplier’s methods of integrating and communicating on rigs.
Phase II – Develop a matrix of issues and challenges drillers are facing.
Phase III – Publish guidelines to the industry advising on methods that have proven successful for integrating and communicating between systems.
To eliminate the risk associated with variations in human machine interface for critical drilling controls. To provide a preferred method for integrating tools in a rig system with minimal impact to operations and a focused zero safety impact.
IADC Drilling Control System Alarm Management Guidelines
The IADC Drilling Control System Alarm Management Guidelines covers philosophy, documentation, master list of alarms, management of change and rationalization for drilling control system alarming. The new document is intended to assist system suppliers and drilling contractors improve alarm treatment, as defined by job responsibility. 12 pages. Copyright © IADC 2016. All rights reserved.Read Online Buy Digital eBook
BOP Controls Subcommittee
Michael Estep, Noble Corp
Mitch Eichler, Parker Hannifin
Provide information and guidance to improve safety, reliability and performance of BOP controls.
- Create a guideline for a recommended level of reliability analysis in BOP Controls using widely accepted methods, such as fault tree analysis.
- Host periodic technology forums or workshops to promote BOP Controls and generate interest in subcommittee participation.
- Present recommendations for uniform BOP control systems.
- Detail a focused approach toward safety and mitigating the risk of environmental impact.
- Implement advanced rig technology forums or workshops to promote BOP Controls and generate interest in subcommittee participation.