Integrated Drilling Equipment Launches Centurion Control System In Eagle Ford Shale Area
Integrated Drilling Equipment (IDE) Company, an integrated drilling rig and equipment manufacturer certified by the American Petroleum Institute, launched the second generation Centurion Drilling Control System, announced Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Steve Cope. The Centurion system was installed on a new, 1500 horsepower (HP) AC Sparta rig delivered for Lewis Energy.
Developed by IDE’s Automation and Controls Division, the Centurion system employs cutting edge technologies, including an “open architecture” software platform, to put real-time information and control in the hands of the drilling contractor, operator and service companies.
“Open architecture” is a software interface type that allows for the adding, swapping and upgrading of controls; using this type of platform enables service companies to employ specialized applications for control of the autodriller and pressure control aspects of rigs. The use of customer-supplied applications allows for optimal rate-of-penetration while maintaining zone management and the safety of personnel and machinery.
The Centurion system does not utilize proprietary networks or software. Subsequently, customers may spearhead troubleshooting and the integration of customized features while still having access to IDE’s 24-hour technical support.
“IDE has taken a forward-thinking approach to the automation and controls sector of the industry,” said Cope. “Allowing for a specialization of the software used with the Centurion system means that our customers do not have to use valuable time learning another interface. Additionally, information can be accessed on and offsite via the internet using a personal computer, Smartphone or Tablet PC.”
The Lewis Rig 38 Centurion package will be fully loaded with all available options. Options include an integrated, self-aligning satellite system with high speed broadband; offsite access to all systems; full communication systems with Voice Over IP (VOIP), telephone and talkback; IP camera and DVR system; fire and gas detection; real-time logging; coriolis meters for real-time drilling fluid density, mass flow; and temperature and pressure readings; and offsite data collection and reporting.
IDE and its predecessor companies have actively provided services and products to the drilling industry since 1981. IDE's principal service and product offerings consist of the construction of new land rigs based on IDE designs or customized to customers' specifications; providing extensive reconfiguration and refurbishment services for land rigs to repair and extend their life or to adapt them for different drilling environments; providing offshore rig upgrade packages, refurbishment services, and related components for offshore newbuild rigs; supplying integrated electrical systems and control systems for a wide range of land and offshore drilling rigs; and providing engineered hydraulic rig solutions. For more information, visit, http://www.ide-rig.com/.
SOURCE: Integrated Drilling Equipment