Advanced Rig Technology Committee (ART)

IADC Advanced Rig Technology Committee (ART)

Mission Statement

To improve safety and efficiency through sound operating procedures, design of automated systems and standardizing automation.

Officers

Chair
Robert van Kuilenburg, Noble Drilling

Vice Chair
Rob Shank, Parker Drilling

Subcommittee Chair:  BOP Controls
Michael Estep, Noble Corp

Subcommittee Co-Chair:  BOP Controls
Mitch Eichler, Parker Hannifin

Subcommittee Chair: Data, Controls and Sensors
Nathan Moralez, BP

Subcommittee Vice Chair:  Data, Controls and Sensors
Assaad Mohanna, NOV

Staff Liaison
Linda Hsieh, IADC

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Committee Structure

A member appointed by the Chairman of IADC will chair the IADC Advanced Rig Technology (ART) Committee. The Committee Chairman may at his discretion appoint a reasonable number of Committee Vice-Chairmen to oversee specific disciplines or issues (e.g., onshore/offshore safety issues, environmental practices, specific regulatory issues, etc.)

General meetings are open to participants from all categories of IADC membership. The Chairman may invite non-members to attend when it furthers the interests of the Committee. At the discretion of the Chairman and IADC staff, the meeting or portions of the meeting may be exclusively reserved for drilling contractor members. Meetings will be held at such times and locations as may be selected by the Chairman with the advice of the Committee.

IADC Committee activities are governed by IADC’s Antitrust Policy and Guidelines.

Meeting Minutes

Date Function Location
2020
7 May 2020 ART Committee Meeting Houston, TX, USA
14 April 2020 ART DCS Subcommittee Meeting Houston, TX, USA
10 March 2020 ART DCS Subcommittee Meeting Houston, TX, USA
11 February 2020 ART DCS Subcommittee Meeting Houston, TX, USA
14 January 2020
ART DCS Subcommittee Meeting Houston, TX, USA
2019
11 December 2019 ART Spark Tank Meeting Houston, TX, USA
29 October 2019 ART BOP Controls Subcommittee Meeting Houston, TX, USA
10 October 2019 ART DCS Subcommittee Meeting Houston, TX, USA
24 September 2019 ART BOP Controls Subcommittee Meeting Houston, TX, USA
12 September 2019 ART DCS Subcommittee Meeting Houston, TX, USA
8 August 2019 ART DCS Subcommittee Meeting Houston, TX, USA
11 July 2019 ART DCS Subcommittee Meeting Houston, TX, USA
25 June 2019 ART BOP Controls Subcommittee Meeting Houston, TX, USA
13 June 2019 ART DCS Subcommittee Meeting Houston, TX, USA
9 May 2019 ART Committee Meeting Houston, TX, USA
24 April 2019 ART Spark Tank Meeting Houston, TX, USA
26 February 2019 ART BOP Controls Subcommittee Meeting Houston, TX, USA
14 February 2019 ART DCS Subcommittee Meeting Houston, TX, USA
8 February 2019 DCS Drilling Rig Control Systems Minimum Safety Features working group meeting Houston, TX, USA
5 February 2019 ART Committee Meeting Houston, TX, USA
18 January 2019 DCS Drilling Rig Control Systems Minimum Safety Features working group meeting Houston, TX, USA
10 January 2019 ART DCS Subcommittee Meeting Houston, TX, USA
2018
12 December 2018 ART Spark Tank Meeting Houston, TX, USA
15 November 2018 ART DCS Subcommittee Meeting Houston, TX, USA
25 October 2018 ART DCS Subcommittee Meeting Houston, TX, USA
27 September 2018 ART DCS Subcommittee Meeting Houston, TX, USA
10 September 2018 ART Committee Meeting Houston, TX, USA
30 August 2018 ART DCS Subcommittee Meeting Houston, TX, USA
28 August 2018 ART BOP Controls Subcommittee Meeting Houston, TX, USA
16 August 2018 ART Spark Tank Meeting Houston, TX, USA
4 April 2018 ART Spark Tank Meeting Houston, TX, USA
26 July 2018 ART DCS Subcommittee Meeting Houston, TX, USA
22 May 2018 ART BOP Controls Subcommittee Meeting Houston, TX, USA
3 May 2018 ART Committee Meeting Houston, TX, USA
24 April 2018 ART BOP Controls Subcommittee Meeting Houston, TX, USA
19 April 2018 ART DCS Subcommittee Meeting Houston, TX, USA
27 March 2018 ART BOP Controls Subcommittee Meeting Houston, TX, USA
8 February 2018 ART Committee Meeting

Possible collaboration with the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)

Houston, TX, USA
25 January 2018 ART DCS Subcommittee Meeting Houston, TX, USA
2017
6 December 2017 ART Spark Tank Meeting Houston, TX, USA
17 October 2017 ART BOP Controls Subcommittee Meeting Houston, TX, USA
27 July 2017 ART DCS Subcommittee Meeting Houston, TX, USA
9 August 2017 ART Committee Meeting Houston, TX, USA
2 August 2017 ART Spark Tank Meeting Houston, TX, USA
5 April 2017 ART Future Technology Spark Tank Meeting Houston, TX, USA
2016
1 December 2016 ART Future Technology Subcommittee Meeting Houston, TX, USA
27 October 2016 ART Future Technology Spark Tank Meeting Houston, TX, USA
20 October 2016 ART BOP Controls Subcommittee Meeting Houston, TX, USA
8 September 2016 ART DCS Subcommittee Meeting Houston, TX, USA
21 July 2016 ART DCS Subcommittee Meeting Houston, TX, USA
19 May 2016 ART DCS Subcommittee Meeting Houston, TX, USA
11 May 2016 ART Committee Meeting Houston, TX, USA
21 April 2016 ART BOP Controls Subcommittee Meeting Houston, TX, USA
21 April 2016 ART DCS Alarm Work Group Team 2 Meeting Houston, TX, USA
18 February 2016 ART BOP Controls Subcommittee Meeting Houston, TX, USA
2015
28 October 2015 ART Committee Meeting Houston, TX, USA
25 June 2015 ART Drilling Control Systems Subcommittee Houston, TX, USA
20 February 2015 ART Committee Meeting Houston, TX, USA
2014
10 September 2014 ART BOP Controls Subcommittee Houston, TX, USA
14 August 2014 ART Drilling Control Systems Subcommittee Houston, TX, USA
14 May 2014 ART BOP Controls Subcommittee Houston, TX, USA
1 May 2014 ART Drilling Control Systems Subcommittee Houston, TX, USA
5 February 2014 ART BOP Controls Subcommittee Houston, TX, USA
16 January 2014 ART Drilling Control Systems Subcommittee Houston, TX, USA
2013
11 July 2013 Combined Committee & Subcommittee Houston, TX, USA
4 June 2013 Future Technology Subcommittee Houston, TX, USA
22 May 2013 Drilling Control Systems Subcommittee Houston, TX, USA
28 February 2013 Joint Committee Meeting & ART Future Technology Subcommittee Houston, TX, USA
13 February 2013 Drilling Control Systems Subcommittee Houston, TX, USA
2012
30 October 2012 Drilling Control Systems Subcommittee Meeting Houston, TX, USA
28 August 2012 Future Technology Subcommittee Meeting Houston, TX, USA
21 August 2012 Reliability & Guidelines Subcommittee Meeting Houston, TX, USA
28 June 2012 Future Technology Subcommittee Meeting Houston, TX, USA
31 May 2012 Future Technology Subcommittee Meeting Houston, TX, USA
19 April 2012 Future Technology Subcommittee Meeting Houston, TX, USA
10 April 2012 Committee Meeting Houston, TX, USA
23 February 2012 Future Technology Subcommittee Meeting Houston, TX, USA
7 February 2012 Reliability & Guidelines Subcommittee Meeting Houston, TX, USA
10 January 2012 Future Technology Subcommittee Meeting Houston, TX, USA

Meeting Schedule

Date Function Location
31 August 2020 General Committee Meeting Austin, TX, USA
8 September 2020 ART DCS Subcommittee Meeting Houston, TX, USA
13 October 2020 ART DCS Subcommittee Meeting Houston, TX, USA
20 October 2020 ART Spark Tank Meeting Houston, TX
10 November 2020 ART DCS Subcommittee Meeting Houston, TX, USA
8 December 2020 ART DCS Subcommittee Meeting Houston, TX, USA

Committee Meetings Policy

General meetings are open to participants from all categories of IADC membership. The Chairman may invite non-members to attend when it furthers the interests of the Committee. At the discretion of the Chairman and IADC staff, the meeting or portions of the meeting may be exclusively reserved for drilling contractor members. Meetings will be held at such times and locations as may be selected by the Chairman with the advice of the Committee.

All dates and times are subject to change.

Subcommittees

Data, Controls and Sensors Subcommittee

Chair
Nathan Moralez, BP

Vice Chair
Assaad Mohanna, NOV

Mission Statement

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.

Goals

Control Motions

  • 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.

Software Interface

  • 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.

Objectives

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.

BOP Controls Subcommittee

Chairman
Michael Estep, Noble Corp

Co-Chair
Mitch Eichler, Parker Hannifin

Mission Statement

Provide information and guidance to improve safety, reliability and performance of BOP controls.

Goals

  • 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.

Objectives

  • 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.

Resources & Links

This page contains lists of all available resources, documents, videos for the Advanced Rig Technology Committee. These may include best practices, guidelines, and/or special reports, as well as documents on topics such as onshore/offshore safety issues, environmental practices, specific regulatory issues and more. Also included is a section for links to useful websites.

Resources

DDR Plus™: For information on IADC’s new standard for drilling data capture, go to ddrplus.iadc.org.
Resource Resource Link / File
DDR Plus presentation from 2020 IADC/SPE International Drilling Conference, 3-5 March, Galveston, Texas Zipped Powerpoint
IADC Machine Safety: DRAFT Outline for an IADC Guideline for Drilling Rig Control Systems Minimum Safety Features PDF
IADC ART DCS Subcommittee Alarm Work Group Poster PDF
IADC Advanced Rig Technology Committee Poster PDF
Presentation 1 September 2015 – Committee Chairman’s Meeting Presentation
Alarm Management Overview PDF
IADC Drilling Control System Alarm Management Guidelines Read Online Version | Buy The eBook
Issues of note include control philosophy, communication protocol between equipment, competency, and comprehensive automation of the complete drilling process, integrating surface and downhole equipment, including completion systems. Survey Results from 2016 IADC ART Conference Survey Results from 2015 IADC ART Conference Survey Results from 2014 IADC ART Conference Survey Results from 2013 IADC ART Conference

ART Deliverables

Resource Resource Link / File
Technology Value Guide (TVG) URL
Stick Slip Workshop Highlights URL
Rig Communication Protocol List PDF
Control Motions Study PDF
Future Tech Report & Industry Survey PDF
IADC Condition Monitoring Workshop Audience Survey Results PDF

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.

IADC Control Valve Qualification Testing Recommendations

These recommendations are intended to provide guidance to improve safety, reliability, and performance of BOP Controls. Version 1.0 specifically covers SPM and shuttle valves. This evergreen document will be continually supplemented with recommendations for qualification testing for additional critical valves. 11 pages. Copyright © IADC 2018. All rights reserved.

IADC provides web links as a member service. IADC does not warranty or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any of the information, content, or advertisements contained on websites linked to www.iadc.org or any of its subsidiary pages.

Committee Initiatives

  • DDR Plus
  • Drilling Rig Control Systems Minimum Safety Features Guidelines
  • Rig Sensor Stewardship Guidelines
  • Spark Tanks