Halliburton and Aker BP established a continued collaboration to improve the cuttings handling system on Deepsea Nordkapp.
Offshore Norway presents multiple challenges to manage operations in a safe, environmentally acceptable, and efficient way. For example, a typical workday includes the manual operation of equipment, which presents a potential for exposure to noise, dust, fumes, and other operational risks. However, an ongoing focus to leverage innovation and technology for improved safety is delivering much success to keep people out of harm’s way.
Beginning in 2020, Halliburton and Aker BP established a continued collaboration to improve the cuttings handling system on Deepsea Nordkapp, a 6th generation semi-submersible rig. The collaboration resulted in the development of a digitized, remote management system that allows operator to remotely perform many tasks. Specifically, the BaraStreamⓇ surface cuttings handling system focuses on four key areas:
Aker BP’s Drilling Superintendent, Marc Wassenborg, for the Semi Alliance added: “This upgrade delivers the world’s first automated and remote-controlled cuttings handling system on a semi-submersible rig, namely Odfjell Drilling’s harsh environment rig, Deepsea Nordkapp.”
The development of this solution is part of the journey towards offering more remote, managed systems at the wellsite and is another building block in the Drilling Alliance automation strategy.
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