International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)

The method and system of creating a customized user interface that shows drilling activities at various levels, which includes receiving synchronized information from every drilling rig within a fleet, analysing the synchronized and calibrated data with a real time analytics engine, which determines a set of performance indicators that are applicable to at least one drilling event from the drilling drilling rig.

The financials of oil and gas drilling require efficient production. Offshore drilling is defined by the evaluation of Site Specific Procedures (SSP), which helps to establish baselines which are vital to understand the efficiency drivers in different operating scenarios. Because offshore drilling rigs can be exposed to extreme weather and sea conditions, they may have different operating scenarios.

The present invention describes a method and associated computer system. A processor within a computing system receives information from a local server, which is installed on each drill from a collection of drilling rigs. The local server transforms the sensor data collected by every drilling rig into a normalized form. The synchronized data is then analyzed using a real-time analysis engine, which includes at minimum a predictive model to determine at least one drilling operation event associated with an rig that is data that is synchronized. To ensure that the outputs are calibrated by the real time analytics engine, logic rules are used to determine a set of key performance indicators for at most one drilling operation that occurs on the drilling rig. A custom user interface is generated to be accessed by a user computing device to show the performance indicators, wherein the customized user interface indicates the recommended changes to drilling operations after analyzing the set of important performance indicators.

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