How can we make this revolution happen?
Provide an integrated downhole drilling system, combing downhole sensors and actuators that take full advantage of high speed bi-directional communication using surface powered PDS Technology.
Focusing on these key factors, it is possible to significantly reduce the complexity of downhole tools by eliminating batteries, downhole power generators and limited pulsing tools, to increase tool life 10 fold. Operating costs are greatly reduced by limiting the number of redundant on-site tools, logistics and maintenance.
Downhole tools are reduced to remote sensing devices, whereas all data processing at the surface is analyzed with unlimited processing power. Results can be immediately used to control the drilling process, thus making the vision of drilling automation a reality.
Using highly cost effective downhole tools hinders redundancy, avoiding tripping for downhole tool failures and increasing overall system reliability.
Cooling is possible via the surface power supply, allowing us to:
- reliably operate tools up to 225°C (437°F) using conventional 175°C (347°F) rated electronics.
- use 120°C (248°F) rated automotive electronics to operate above 150°C (302°F) to lower cost and significantly expand the choice of available electronics and measurement devices.
We believe in an open architecture. Our philosophy is to provide open interfaces and support industry standards.
- The data from PDS technology is easily integrated with rig control systems.
- We will provide a PDS Integration Sub and PDS Enabling Services to support third party tool vendors and provide them with bi-directional communication and surface power supply.