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  • M. Behounek, B. Millican, B. Nelson, M. Wicks, E. Rintala, M. White, T. Thetford, P. Ashok, D. Ramos: “Change Management Challenges Deploying a Rig-Based Drilling Advisory System,” paper SPE-194184-MS, presented at SPE/IADC International Drilling Conference and Exhibition, 5-7 March, The Hague, Netherlands, 2019.

    The system used for this paper consists of a Rig-based Drilling Advisory System (RDAS) where new advisory information is displayed in the driller’s cabin running real-time pattern recognition algorithms to detect drilling dysfunctions. When a drilling dysfunction is encountered, a change in drilling parameters is suggested. Additionally, drilling parameters from offset wells are made automatically available for the driller’s use on the drilling screen. Through this process, we are entrusting the field personnel with a slightly higher level of technical responsibility. The team iteratively improved the system using feedback from drillers who used the RDAS.