ADCO Electronic Well Delivery Process (e-WDP)

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Company: ADCO, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Company Description: The Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations (ADCO) operates onshore and in shallow coastal water of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, one of the seven members of the United Arab Emirates. Exploratory drilling began in Abu Dhabi in February 1950.The Government interest is held by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, ADNOC. ADCO has been responsible for operations in the concession areas.
Nomination Category: Products & Product Management Categories
Nomination Sub Category: Best New Product or Service of the Year - Software - Project Management Solution

Nomination Title: Electronic Well Delivery Process (e-WDP)

Tell the story about this nominated product or service (up to 525 words). Describe its functions, features, benefits, and performance to date:

ADCO being a Major oil operating company in the region has been engaged primarily in production, Exploration and drilling wells of different projects with various levels of diversities & complexities for years. Throughout the process, enormous amounts of data need to be communicated, verified then stored in a database through several different business units to achieve the company’s specific Business Plan Delivery. The manual interventions came with multiple issues relating several processes were impacting the business outcomes as such time, data communication efficiency & accessibility between stakeholders rose to have a negative impact on the entire flow/process, let alone the company’s plan to accommodate huge industry expansions in the near future. The challenge was magnified when the information Technology market failed to provide an electronic framework for ADCO’s well delivery process that can solely integrate all the business units’ demands in single pooled platform for its own business plan delivery process.

The e-WDP offered with its release in 2012 major advantage in providing a smooth business plan delivery forecasting and data delivery. From a data delivery perspective, it provided the ability to report specific well details measures for a desired business plan, it also provides ability to perform comparisons of different reports and well details for a specific type of wells and/or time frame (business plan) against each other. This gives the privilege of decision making in terms of duration, cost and performance of different business plan configurations with budget and resources consideration.

With a continuous effort to improve the well delivery process within ADCO, e-WDP released set of sub-systems during 2013 to assure that specific business expansion objectives are met, with its release a measurable positive impact has been observed and the mentioned below is a set of day to day savings e-WDP is contributing for the overall corporate objectives

1-Different asset teams were able to smoothly communicate the drilling requirements in a productive manner allowing obtaining the right approvals on time, giving an edge for management to forecast the set strategic objectives and enabling the right decisions to be taken.

2-Planning teams are able to forecast the drilling materials requirements at an early stage through navigating automatically the store inventory and identifying the availability of drilling materials.

3-e-WDP provides drilling operation teams with tools to forecast the best rig move route for the allocated rigs “Rig Move Optimization”, allowing optimization in terms of both cost and duration optimization.

4-Planners are able to optimize drilling plans according to the performance of the execution of the strategic objectives, which allows for taking the corrective actions on time and avoiding potential planning risks.

5-Systematically monitor and update the readiness of the well, by using a color legend that describes where each well is standing up-to-date, till making sure the well is ready to drill/workover when it is scheduled.

The e-WDP is in a continuous process of improvement to suite the dynamic nature of the industry and to assure of providing a local knowledgebase for the practices ADCO follows in the well delivery process, setting the basis for optimizing different well delivery activities.

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Provide a brief (up to 125 words) biography about the leader(s) of the team that developed the nominated product or service:

Abdul Munim Al Kindy joined the Abu Dhabi Petroleum Company (ADPC) in 1975, as an apprentice, and continued his further education in the UK. He graduated in Mechanical Engineering in 1982. He occupied a number of senior positions in all onshore fields and terminals. In 1990 he joined British Petroleum, on secondment, and worked in North Sea operations, commercial, and strategy development.

In 1997 he was appointed as the deputy general manager of ADCO, joined National Drilling Company in 2001, as General Manager. He returned to ADCO in 2007 as its general manager, and will be the chairman of the 2010 ADIPEC conference in November