Diamond Offshore launches monitoring and data analytics solution

Houston-based offshore driller Diamond Offshore has launched a new real-time monitoring, data visualization, and advanced analytics solution.

One of Diamond Offshore’s drilling rigs; Image source: Deep Sea Mooring

Diamond Offshore said on Thursday that its solution, named Stack-View, was a “first-of-its-kind”. Its purpose is to assist with identifying trends and detecting anomalies in BOP performance across its rig fleet.

The indicators derived from the Stack-View service enables predictive maintenance and subsea downtime prevention, increasing drilling productivity, and lowering the total cost of the well.

“The real-time data gathered and analyzed by the underlying technology in Stack-View is continuously overlaid or “stacked” with historical data, then data visualization, trending, and advanced analytics is applied to predict when BOP components will fail or when maintenance is required,” Diamond stated.

According to the company, this shift to predictive maintenance from time-based maintenance mitigates stack pulls and maintenance-induced issues, with the ability to reduce non-productive time by up to 50 percent depending on the water depth and well complexity.

Marc Edwards, president and CEO of Diamond Offshore, said: “Subsea equipment repairs and maintenance continues to be a major contributor to a rig’s non-productive time, resulting in great expense to both drillers and operators. With our Stack-View service, we will be able to monitor and analyze the health of each BOP across our fleet in real-time to make more data-driven decisions that create further cost-savings and performance improvement.”

Developed in partnership with Deepwater Subsea, the customized Stack-View platform and dashboards will be available by early 2020.

When combined with Diamond Offshore’s Sim-Stack service, Stack-View can assist operators in meeting BSEE’s requirements for 21-day BOP pressure testing frequency, which is a substantial benefit directly impacting the operational efficiency of a drilling campaign.

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