Archer collaboration with Horizon56 to digitalise operating procedure for enhanced rig safety and efficiency

 Oil and Gas operations process optimisation and workflow digitalisation specialist Horizon56, has added a further product to its portfolio, created in collaboration with Archer.

The digital RigGuide offering has been developed to enhance operational safety and efficiency through a consistent and structured approach to the creation, editing and control of digital rig operating procedures (SOPs*), that allow for global standard templates applicable for a fleet of rigs, while allowing for rig-specific content.

RigGuide eliminates the need for paper-based procedures for the drilling contractor, enables digital check lists and allows the drilling contractor’s rig procedures to be linked to the operators well plans and instructions. Rig-crew can also easily access the full digitalized library of published procedures from RigFlow “on the fly” during execution.

Eirik Windegaard, VP Platform Operations, Archer said: “The development of RigGuide has been very well received by our rig crews and shows a further commitment by Archer to deliver new, digital ways of working for safer, more efficient operations to our clients.  We are delighted to continue to partner with Horizon56.”

Esben Thorup, Managing Director or Horizon56, added: “RigGuide has been developed to further enhance well construction operations and digitally transform key workflows, and link seamlessly within our product suite for rig site execution. It demonstrates a continued commitment from our trusted partnership with Archer, who recognize the deep industry knowledge that we hold in developing innovative digital solutions for oil and gas well construction operations.”

In line with all Horizon56 products, RigGuide is a cloud-based application that can be used as either a standalone solution or connected to other Horizon56 solutions – contributing to more consistent, efficient, and safer rig operations. RigGuide features two main modules:

1.     A procedure creation module for the creating, editing, reviewing and approving of the digital rig procedures.

2.     A procedure execution module used to link approved digital SOPs to the corresponding digital plans from the operator, that can be executed digitally using Horizon56’s execution software, RigFlow™.