WellLink Assurance

Detect critical operational threats in real-time

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Identifying issues during well operations and taking corrective actions in a timely manner is both critical and challenging. Minimizing and eliminating incidents through proper identification of operational hazards and avoidance of false alarms can be tackled by applying the correct alarm management solution.

Built to the ISA-18.2 Alarm Standard, the Baker Hughes WellLink™ Assurance offers real-time drilling surveillance services and an alarm management platform that detects and notifies you of critical operational threats.  By leveraging sophisticated algorithms and advanced signal processing capabilities, the service enables detection of potential drilling hazards such as fluid influxes at an early stage while filtering out false alarms.

With the WellLink Assurance service, operational stakeholders can:

  • Proactively address problematic trends and identify opportunities for corrective actions
  • Remotely monitor complex multi-well drilling operations with fewer personnel using an exception-based workflow solution
  • Optimize event detection using a strong signal processing engine to minimize false alarms

You can use WellLink Assurance to create, customize, and fine-tune the following types of complex alarm:

  • Rule-Based: Condition and complex algorithms with the capability to fine-tune parameters to fit individual operational needs.
  • Boundary-Based: Triggered if channel values exceed set boundary ranges. Boundary checks can be associated with one or more channels, or after a set lag time.
  • Data Quality: Validated in real-time, with alarms triggered when data gaps, invalid values, or poor signal-to-noise ratios are detected.

Manage by exception to take corrective actions at an early stage

WellLink Assurance takes a management-by-exception approach to multi-well construction scenarios and increases the efficiency of your operations staff.  This solution automatically triggers the right alarm to the right individual at the right time and provides them with the documented knowledge to solve or mitigate against problems. 

Remotely based subject matter experts (SME’s) can define new rules and calculations, or customize pre-existing ones, to fit the configuration of the well, the rig, and drilling activities being performed.

Data quality alarms can ensure that the data vendor responsible for the data source can proactively address quality problems in real-time, thus increasing the value of the alarms, and any and all subsequent analysis of historical data for drilling optimization.

A variety of notification and escalation protocols, such as SMS, audible sounds, or email, can be associated with, or customized for, specific alarm types.

Have the freedom to respond by trusting your alarms

The actions you take in response to alarms are directly related to the trust you have in your alarms.  Ensuring the accuracy of the alarms is critical to not only the immediate response but to the success of the overall real-time risk management approach of the entire operations. 

WellLink Assurance leverages sophisticated signal processing and conditioning techniques to ensure the accuracy of the alarms in real-time.  When alarms are triggered, your well operators will have the freedom to respond without worrying about the accuracy of the data that has triggered the alarm.

Access the critical real-time and historical data you need

Lessons learned from past operations offer valuable insights into activity analysis, after-action reviews, training, and job planning and problem resolution.

The WellLink Assurance service gives you access to historical alarm-related drilling data, essential to drive continuous improvement in your risk management strategy. You can apply this insight to future drilling operations and modify alarm configurations to increase the precision of your daily activities

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