Drilling Control

Definition - What does Drilling Control mean?

Drilling Control is a control system that helps engineers to manage and monitor ongoing drilling in the rock formation. A Drilling Control is combined with monitoring systems to form an advanced Drilling Control and Monitoring System (DCMS). This advanced system helps in improving drilling related operations. Due to its technological interface, it allows the drilling superintendents to monitor the oil well drilling and manage the hefty drilling equipment. With this automated control system, the operators can maintain a steady drilling pace and reduce errors. The Drilling Control is installed on a modern drilling rig.

Petropedia explains Drilling Control

In the petroleum industry, offshore and onshore rigs have Drilling Control and Monitoring Systems installed to help the drilling superintendent and the drilling crew to manage the drilling operations. A Drilling Control is an advanced element that keeps all the operations synchronized and allows the personnel to conduct error-free drilling in the region. The control system is also integrated with monitoring systems, which together they form a main system DCMS, i.e., Drilling Control and Monitoring System. This system is composed of different control systems such as drilling control cabins, DrillView, CADS (Configurable automatic drilling system), local controls, remote controls and other fully automated devices that aid in easy human-machine interface.

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