NPT reduced by 8-10% and drilling rate improved by 20%

Gazpromneft and eDrilling shared the initial results from their Drilling Management Center at the SPE/IADC International Drilling Conference and Exhibition in Galvestion, USA this week.  Title of presentation was “Optimizing Drilling Wells and Increasing the Operation Efficiency Using Digital Twin Technology“.  Gazpromneft’s Drilling Management Center (DMC) has utilized eDrilling software to monitor and control drilling operations.  This has contributed to increased efficiency and safety.

Since introduction of the Drilling Management Center, NPT has been reduced by 8-10 percent, and drilling rate has been improved by 20%.  eDrilling is one of several new technology vendors used and qualified in the DMC.  Two examples:

i) Safer tripping and proper ECD management with less surge & swab incidents, as well as borehole stability issues have been achieved, and

ii) digital twin control of wellbore friction and back-reaming has helped to prevent pack-off situations


eDrilling Gazpromneft Drilling Management Cetner

DMC Utilizing AI software to optimize drilling operations


Gazprom NEFT is a vertically integrated oil company, primarily engaged in oil and gas exploration and production, refining, and the production and sale of petroleum products.

Gazpromneft Drilling Management Center is a subdivision of Gazpromneft STC that is in charge of round the clock monitoring, control, and remote engineering support of construction of the most complex or unique well at all of the company’s oil fields.



wəllAhead is eDrilling’s software solution for automated monitoring, real-time optimization, and live well support. It is designed for use on rig, in Real Time Decision Support Centers, and for any other individual or teams supporting live drilling operations. It is also the foundation of any viable rig-side automation

eDrilling is a world leading supplier of AI, machine learning, and predictive analytics solutions to the oil and gas industry. We work closely with E&P companies, operators, and service companies to help them save cost, improve safety, and increase efficiency of drilling operations.

Our mission is to help energy professionals at E&P companies, operators and service companies reach their goals by providing drilling and well performance solutions needed to better plan, prepare for, perform and evaluate drilling operations.

Our vision dates back to the late 1980s, when we wanted to create a downhole GPS, or Google Maps if you like, for drilling operations. Convinced artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies would represent a quantum leap in well construction, we set forth what has become a paradigm shift in the oil and gas industry. For over 25 years, leading E&P companies, service companies, and drilling contractors, have leveraged the power of these technologies to improve drilling performance, onshore and offshore, deep water and shallow water, complex wells and factory drilling. Globally.

Hazard prevention
Prior to operations, eDrilling provides you with software to acquire skills and experience on you specific upcoming well, focusing on risk avoidance and handling. During operations, eDrilling software at a very early stage detects anomalies, crews are provided diagnostics messages and notifications in good time to make the necessary adjustments.

Performance optimization
Our software provides forecasting, forward-looking and what-if analysis, allowing for change in parameters for optimal drilling (drilling the perfect well).

NPT avoidance
As above, eDrilling uses aritifical intelligence and predictive analytics to foresee what will happen with your well. Software provides diagnostics and first actions to the crew (or directly to the control system), in order to change the drilling plan – to avoid problems


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