A team of researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati (IIT-G) have developed a new decision support system for oil and gas drilling in a collaborative research and development project funded by the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), officials said on Friday.
The newly developed system based on the application of artificial intelligence and machine learning as well as hybrid model-based diagnostic and data analysis algorithms would significantly reduce non-productive time during exploration projects and drilling in the oil and gas industry.
The team of researchers led by Senthilmuruan Subbiah, a professor in the institute’s chemical engineering department, demonstrated a real-time well drilling monitoring and decision support system tool.
This will use existing data to enable real-time multi-objective optimization of drilling parameters and operators will choose a feasible and optimal solution in real time.
The team has applied for an Indian patent protecting the novelty and utility of the innovations.
Officials said IIT-G and the CGSB Institute of Drilling Technology on Friday signed a technology license agreement with Softdrill Solutions Private Ltd., based in Udaipur, Rajasthan, to create an advanced operational solution in real time for oil and gas well drilling operations.
Krishnamoorthy, Dean of Industry Interaction and Special Initiatives at IIT-G, said the institute has the necessary expertise in various fields in different departments and centers to meet the needs of the oil and gas industry.
“IIT-G is also involved in the development of local technologies, not only for drilling but also for other fields,” he added.
Vimal Katiyar, Dean, Research and Development (R&R&D), pointed out that IIT-G has been the center of excellence in R&D for the oil and gas industry, funded on many projects by ONGC, Oil India Limited and other Indian oil companies.
By virtue of its research leadership, IIT-G has been ranked 41st globally in the QS Rankings for Petroleum Industry Research.
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