Digital IADC Reports in RIMDrill

Digital versions of the IADC daily report are created in RIMDrill under license from IADC and are fully approved to replace the more traditional preprinted, multi-part, hand drafted reports and will also support the upcoming IADC DDR Plus™. The digital IADC report is very popular with both rig users who appreciate the more efficient data entry and office users who like the improved legibility, accuracy and portability of the printed report.

Digital signatures can be applied to the report by both the drilling contractor and operating company representatives using an easy to install signature pad. Once signed and created the secure IADC report cannot be edited or changed in any way. RIMDrill has an elegant method for dealing with situations where changes to the IADC report are required. In this case the data changes are made and the signatures reapplied. The “Revised” IADC report is then created and incorporates the reason for the revision. The revised reports clearly display a Revision Number and for audit purposes a fourth page is added to the report which clearly shows the revision history of the report.

Users will find many advantages in using RIMDrill to create
digital versions of the IADC report such as:

  • clear, legible high quality report
  • the use of “Get Previous” buttons reduces data entry workload and improves data accuracy
  • in the standard RIMDrill product IADC data is shared with other daily reports minimizing the requirement for redundant data entry
  • secure storage and versioning of signed IADC reports
  • allows creation of revised IADC reports including a comment on the reason for revision
  • formatted for 2 and 3 Tour versions
  • electronic signatures applied using a signature pad
  • report data from all rigs can be transferred to a central office database system for archival purposes
  • secure PDF copies of IADC reports can be e-mailed directly from RIMDrill
  • IADC reports are printed on 3 pages of US Letter or A4 sized paper
  • support for traditional IADC Report output and the upcoming IADC DDR Plus™ report and XML data transfer file

RIMDrill Support for the IADC DDR Plus™

The International Association of Drilling Contractors has just released the technical specification for the new Daily Drilling Report, which is the IADC DDR Plus™. The IADC DDR Plus defines a WITSML compliant data transfer model and a new hardcopy report that will allow for additional daily operations performance details. The RIMDrill product from Infostat Systems has a long history of supporting the IADC DDR and will continue to do so with the IADC DDR Plus and its many new coding additions. The good news is that RIMDrill already has much of the new information in the IADC DDR Plus! RIMDrill is built as an operations performance management system with a flexible coding system such that RIMDrill customers may already have the KPI data necessary to fill in the additional fields in the new DDR without placing an additional burden on rig users. For rigs with sensor data systems and automatic rig state information that could be used to pre-populate operations activity information, contact to see how RIMDrill Rig Sync can help reduce data entry burden even further. RIMDrill products will be updated to allow customers to generate IADC DDR Plus XML data files and hardcopy reports once that data is published by the IADC.

Contact if you have any questions regarding how RIMDrill can make support easy for the traditional IADC DDR or the IADC DDR Plus and how RIMDrill can meet your rig performance needs.

IADC DDR Plus™ is a trademark of the International Association of Drilling Contractors. Infostat Systems is a member of the IADC and an authorized vendor of IADC reporting software.