Hybrid Energy Management System

The hybrid energy management system (hEMS) uses energy storage to provide power so that fewer gensets can be operated. In the time plots above and below, hEMS provides power while drilling and recharges its batteries during connections. This allows the rig to operate with two gensets while the third genset is turned off until needed.

hEMS uses predictive algorithms and machine learning to automatically turn gensets on and off, all while ensuring that operations on the rig always have power. The hEMS also provides immediate power if a genset faults. The time plot below shows an example from the field where hEMS kept the rig drilling ahead when a genset faulted.

The benefits of hEMS are summarized on the Applications page.

Data Monitoring

A standard feature of the hybrid energy management system is professional data monitoring, especially risk factors that can blackout a drilling rig.

Customers receive 24/7 access to genset data from their drilling rigs. System alerts are generated if gensets operate outside of recommended parameters, helping the rig crew to schedule maintenance and react quickly to resolve issues before a problem occurs.

Specific data is provided to help the rig crew and 3rd party technicians to more rapidly diagnose issues, organize the right people to come to site, and confirm that issues are resolved.