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Precision's Alpha™ technologies deliver exceptional value to our customers by reducing risks, time and overall well cost.





Precision's Alpha suite of technologies delivers exceptional value to our customers by reducing risks, time and overall well cost. Alpha drives performance through its core strength of integrating data insights, human ingenuity, automation consistency and smart algorithms to drill the best wells, every time.

AlphaAutomation

  • Efficient & consistent process execution
    • A fully integrated reflexive drilling system
    • Automating repetitive drilling activities
    • Optimized, repeatable, consistent performance on every well

AlphaApps

  • Smart Algorithms
    • Open platform enabling exceptional collaboration
    • Optimizing complex tasks through smart algorithms, AI and machine learning
    • Bridging the gap between insights and execution

AlphaAnalytics

  • Enabling optimized decisions
    • 4000+ channels of high-fidelity data
    • Unparalleled activity granularity to provide next level optimization capabilities
    • Delivering the right information, to the right people, at the right time

 

Efficient & consistent process execution

  • A fully integrated reflexive drilling system
  • Automating repetitive drilling activities
  • Optimized, repeatable, consistent performance on every well

Precision Drilling has the largest install base of process automation control systems and has drilled more than 1,000 customer wells utilizing our AlphaAutomation™ platform. Our highly-trained rig crews complete an intense training program on our Alpha-enabled training rigs and are supported around the clock by our Alpha Remote Optimization Center.

AlphaAutomation leverages the industry leading NOVOS platform which combines the best safety and drilling practices for both onshore and offshore drilling rigs. The level of control the system offers is unparalleled in the industry as all rig equipment, machine control systems and automation platforms are seamlessly integrated. It also features a reflexive drilling system designed to perform a predetermined series of actions when prompted, just as human reflex responds to a specific stimulus.

AlphaAutomation helps bridge the gap between drilling engineer’s well plan and execution by ensuring compliance to the drilling envelope. During execution 14 different built-in Core Apps enable Precision to automate all of the major drilling activities. In addition, the system offers the ability to set 122 different configuration points for every action, this way every activity can be finetuned and then repeated in precisely the same manner every time. The drilling optimization process is simplified by system’s ability to learn from the most optimized sequences as performed by the driller, in the exact details with the right situational awareness, once learned, AlphaAutomation performs them over and over again with impeccable consistency.

The same optimized sequences are portable to other rigs with AlphaAutomation, enabling a broader learning network of rigs - thus resulting in significantly reducing learning curves and improved drilling efficiencies across our fleet of rigs servicing the same customer. This results in an efficient and consistent process execution every time, across different drillers on the same rig and across the fleet of rigs working in the same area for the same customer.

 

Smart Algorithms

  • Open platform enabling exceptional collaboration
  • Optimizing complex tasks through smart algorithms, AI and machine learning
  • Connecting the gap between insights and execution

Precision’s AlphaApps™ enable our customers to take drilling optimization to the next level.

The first level of performance is achieved by optimizing and consistently executing simple mechanical tasks which can be divided by in sequence of steps.

The next level is optimizing complex, high-risk tasks which require smart algorithms and machine learning. These technologies are packaged into AlphaApps and are executed by the automation platform.

The open platform architecture and user-friendly SDK is built for technology-focused partners to create Apps, making this the first co-creation powered drilling automation system in the industry. This open the possibility for our customer to solve complex drilling challenges by tapping into their internal research, standard operating procedures and ingenuity of a wide spectrum of experts. This opens the possibility for customers to encode their proprietary algorithms and processes into custom Apps or use Apps built by Precision Drilling and other service companies, start-ups, and academia to significantly improve drilling performance.

AlphaApps brings the best of drilling engineering minds, algorithms, offset well learnings and understanding of different drilling risks to optimize the well every time. The ever-growing App eco-system provides the right choices for the right environment.

 

Enabling optimized decisions

  • 4000+ channels of high-fidelity data
  • Unparalleled activity granularity to provide next level optimization capabilities
  • Delivering the right information, to the right people, at the right time

Precision’s AlphaAnalytics™ enables our customers to make well-informed decisions by delivering the right data, to the right people, at the right time.

Our analytics foundation is a rigorously profiled data set, quality controlled and a magnitude richer than anything available in the industry today. In addition to EDR data, Precision is streaming 4000+ data channels at 5Hz sample rates in real time from both the automation platform and the drilling equipment control system. To facilitate efficient data aggregation and real-time processing, we have implemented an industry-leading big data ingestion platform on both the Edge and the Cloud.

AlphaAnalytics offers a significantly enhanced situational awareness beyond what is currently possible with today’s standard data sources. This is achieved through state-of-the-art real-time video analytics using multiple LIDAR and traditional camera streams that provide key stakeholders an unparalleled activity granularity to optimize a broader spectrum of drilling activities.