Advanced Rig Technology Committee Resources

This page contains lists of all available resources, documents, videos for the Advanced Rig Technology Committee. These may include best practices, guidelines, and/or special reports, as well as documents on topics such as onshore/offshore safety issues, environmental practices, specific regulatory issues and more. Also included is a section for links to useful websites.

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IADC Drilling Control System Alarm Management Guidelines

The IADC Drilling Control System Alarm Management Guidelines covers philosophy, documentation, master list of alarms, management of change and rationalization for drilling control system alarming. The new document is intended to assist system suppliers and drilling contractors improve alarm treatment, as defined by job responsibility. 12 pages. Copyright © IADC 2016. All rights reserved.

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ebook-cybersecurity-guidelinesIADC Control Valve Qualification Testing Recommendations

These recommendations are intended to provide guidance to improve safety, reliability, and performance of BOP Controls. Version 1.0 specifically covers SPM and shuttle valves. This evergreen document will be continually supplemented with recommendations for qualification testing for additional critical valves. 11 pages. Copyright © IADC 2018. All rights reserved.

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IADC Machine Safety:  DRAFT Outline for an IADC Guideline for Drilling Rig Control Systems Minimum Safety Features PDF
IADC ART DCS Subcommittee Alarm Work Group Poster PDF
IADC Advanced Rig Technology Committee Poster PDF
Presentation 1 September 2015 – Committee Chairman’s Meeting Presentation
Alarm Management Overview PDF
IADC Drilling Control System Alarm Management Guidelines Read Online Version  | Buy The eBook
Issues of note include control philosophy, communication protocol between equipment, competency, and comprehensive automation of the complete drilling process, integrating surface and downhole equipment, including completion systems. Survey Results from 2016 IADC ART Conference
Survey Results from 2015 IADC ART Conference
Survey Results from 2014 IADC ART Conference
Survey Results from 2013 IADC ART Conference

ART Deliverables

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Technology Value Guide (TVG) URL
 Stick Slip Workshop Highlights URL
Rig Communication Protocol List PDF
Control Motions Study PDF
Future Tech Report & Industry Survey PDF
IADC Condition Monitoring Workshop Audience Survey Results PDF


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