Using KPI’s in RIMDrill

An important measure of rig performance is the time taken to perform certain repetitive operations during the life of a well or over a specified time frame. These are typically called Key Performance Indicators or KPI’s and can be used to measure how each rig performs these operations over a given time frame and how it compares with other rigs in the fleet. KPI data can also be used to establish a baseline level of performance metrics for each defined KPI category against which each rig’s individual performance can be measured. RIMDrill includes the ability to capture KPI data and provides powerful output reporting tools for data analysis.

In an effort to simplify the KPI data entry function for rig users it is tightly integrated with the daily IADC operations reporting function. So for example when the user selects an operational activity such as Tripping the system can be configured to prompt for additional information to calculate the trip speed related to the portion of the trip which is controlled (Restricted) and the portion of the trip where the speed is not controlled by operationally imposed restrictions (Unrestricted).

This feature provides companies with complete flexibility in deciding which operational activities should be defined as KPI activities and the degree of granularity used in their measurement.

The RIMDrill KPI tracking module includes the following features:

  • Integrated into the RIMDrill Daily Operations reporting function
  • Tied to the RIMDrill operational activity coding system
  • User definable KPI activities
  • Performance graphs for individual rigs
  • Performance graphs to allow comparisons between other rigs in the fleet
  • Simple data entry places minimal additional burden on rig crew


  • KPI activity definition allows for maximum flexibility to tailor system to customer needs
  • Provides data to develop metrics for benchmarking of key rig operational activities
  • Provides support for continuous improvement programs and critical process analysis
  • Helps identify rigs with best practices
  • Provides awareness and basis for intervention with poorly performing rigs
  • Improved crew proficiency through increased awareness of time spent on key operations
  • Supports requests from Operating Companies for rig KPI data