Oil and gas production is the backbone of Oman economy and to maintain a steady production approximately 1000 new wells are drilled each year. This requires continuous technological advancement to enhance the drilling performance and reduce exposure to HSE risk. Abraj, as a leading Omani drilling contractor, is always investing in new technology, which results in highly mechanized 1000 HP drilling rigs being available to the oil and gas sector. These drilling rigs are capable of achieving tripping speed of 600 mph, without any human intervention at rig floor level. These rigs are also equipped with NOVOS, which automate the drilling process and replicate the repetitive actions of the driller. NOVOS utilizes artificial intelligence and machine learning to predict optimum drilling parameters that enables drilling optimization. High tech equipment is generally more complex to maintain and troubleshoot, to ensure un-interrupted operation, e-Hawk Track vision helps in acquiring real time technical support from OEM, using a wearable headset and camera.
Abraj HSE commitment involves the utilization of a standalone system which reduces HSE exposure by preventing a driller from any unauthorized access to a red zone. In addition, rigs are equipped with various interlocks/anti-collision systems that prevent machine to machine interference, which could result in injury.
Although these rigs have reached an astonishing height in technological advancement, more will follow in the near future.