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Track star : Merrick's RFID system tracks oilpatch equipment

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Abstract

Designed by Merrick Systems, the new Rig-Hand system uses radio frequency identification (RFID) in conjunction with downhole components to manage both surface and downhole equipment. The Rig-Hand system consists of RFID tags which can either be installed to new pipe or retrofitted to existing components; handheld or fixed RFID tag readers; and, software modules. The tags can be mounted to a wide range of surface and downhole components. The system can be used by rig personnel to scan tags with handheld computers, or can be used by a designated reader for greater automation and efficiency. The software modules have been designed for typical rig, pipeyard and service company users. The system provides essential drillstring information that helps to reduce pipe failures, fishing costs and downtime. Component tracking may also impact on both personnel safety and operational risks, as a recent survey has suggested that 14 per cent of catastrophic drillstring failures are due to pipe fatigue. When drilling deviated wells, operators typically have difficulty tracking which pipe may have become fatigued. It is anticipated that the system will also allow for improved logistics management, as it is currently estimated that 70 per cent of casing returned from the wellsite to  More>>
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Publication Date:
Oct 15, 2006
Product Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Nickle's Daily Oil Bulletin New Technology Magazine; Journal Volume: 12; Journal Issue: 8
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; 47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; WELL DRILLING; WELL LOGGING EQUIPMENT; PIPES; COMPUTERS; COMPUTER CODES; MONITORING; FAILURES; SAFETY; ECONOMIC IMPACT; COMMERCIALIZATION
OSTI ID:
20827794
Country of Origin:
Canada
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 1480-2147; NDTMFU; TRN: CA0700217
Submitting Site:
CANM
Size:
page(s) 38
Announcement Date:
Jan 23, 2007

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Louie, J. Track star : Merrick's RFID system tracks oilpatch equipment. Canada: N. p., 2006. Web.
Louie, J. Track star : Merrick's RFID system tracks oilpatch equipment. Canada.
Louie, J. 2006. "Track star : Merrick's RFID system tracks oilpatch equipment." Canada.
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title = {Track star : Merrick's RFID system tracks oilpatch equipment}
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abstractNote = {Designed by Merrick Systems, the new Rig-Hand system uses radio frequency identification (RFID) in conjunction with downhole components to manage both surface and downhole equipment. The Rig-Hand system consists of RFID tags which can either be installed to new pipe or retrofitted to existing components; handheld or fixed RFID tag readers; and, software modules. The tags can be mounted to a wide range of surface and downhole components. The system can be used by rig personnel to scan tags with handheld computers, or can be used by a designated reader for greater automation and efficiency. The software modules have been designed for typical rig, pipeyard and service company users. The system provides essential drillstring information that helps to reduce pipe failures, fishing costs and downtime. Component tracking may also impact on both personnel safety and operational risks, as a recent survey has suggested that 14 per cent of catastrophic drillstring failures are due to pipe fatigue. When drilling deviated wells, operators typically have difficulty tracking which pipe may have become fatigued. It is anticipated that the system will also allow for improved logistics management, as it is currently estimated that 70 per cent of casing returned from the wellsite to a pipe yard goes to rust. The tagged components will also demand a higher resale or salvage value than untagged components with limited traceability. The system has gone through extensive testing, and to date has provided extensive savings in both onshore and offshore rigs. Commercialization is expected by the end of 2006. 1 fig.}
journal = {Nickle's Daily Oil Bulletin New Technology Magazine}
issue = {8}
volume = {12}
place = {Canada}
year = {2006}
month = {Oct}
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