• Paper SPE 184743, presented at the SPE/IADC Drilling Conference and Exhibition, The Hague, The Netherlands, March 14–16, 2017.

    Automated monitoring software only adds value when end users follow up with actions based on the information and knowledge derived from it. Within the drilling process, such follow through is dependent on a few key personnel on and off the rig. To reduce the dependence on those few individuals, engineers have designed a data aggregation and distribution system that promotes proper action and leads to better performance by methodically determining the who, what, when, why, where and how for disseminating results of a real-time data analysis module. This effort is focused on understanding how the human-computer boundary works with the aim of maximizing the probability that humans will relate to, understand and take action on computer-generated information.