Nabors and Halliburton have announced that the Nabors SmartROS platform can now integrate with Halliburton’s Digital Well Program, creating synergies between well planning and rig operations. By connecting digital well planning from Well Construction 4.0 with onsite execution using the Nabors SmartRig system, the companies are helping customers increase efficiencies, access well elements and real-time information.

The integrated offering addresses the challenge of efficient interoperability between a well plan and its execution at the wellsite. Traditional methods utilize static documents for the well plan, resulting in limited validation of the plan and inconsistent communication between the parties, which fails to capture changes that may be required based on operational conditions and impacts the ability to capture and leverage lessons learned. 

Nagaraj Srinivasan, SVP Halliburton Landmark, Halliburton Digital Solutions and Consulting said, “By automatically communicating our industry leading Digital Well Program engineering designs in the form of drilling activities for execution by Nabors SmartROS, Landmark and NDS (Nabors Drilling Solutions) have fundamentally changed the way wells are constructed. Not only is it a key step toward overall drilling automation, but a catalyst to unleash continued innovation to lower cost and improve reliability of well construction.”

Subodh Saxena, SVP NDS, added, “We are excited to integrate our unique and leading SmartROS rig automation platform with Halliburton’s Digital Well Program through our SmartPLAN open interface. In addition to providing our customers with a seamless digital experience for interactive rig activity planning, scheduling, and coordination, this integrated offering also enables optimization of the drilling recipes and workflows for automated drilling and wellbore placement."