A Daily Drilling Report (DDR) is a detailed document generated by drilling contractors or operators in the oil and gas industry. It records essential information about the daily operations and progress of a drilling rig during the drilling of an oil or gas well. The DDR helps to monitor the drilling process, ensures safety measures are being followed, and facilitates communication between different stakeholders involved in the project. The Daily Drilling Report is a critical tool for project management, as it allows operators and contractors to track progress, identify issues, and optimize drilling performance. It is also used for regulatory compliance and reporting purposes.


    The report typically includes the following information:


    • General information: Rig name or number, well name, well location, date, and operator.

    • Crew details: Shift or crew members, positions, and working hours.

    • Drilling progress: Depth reached, drill pipe and casing details, drilling fluid or mud properties, and any downhole tools used.

    • Geological information: Rock types encountered, formation tops, and any hydrocarbon shows or drilling problems related to geology.

    • Time breakdown: A detailed account of how time was spent during the day, including drilling time, maintenance, and any non-productive time (NPT) due to issues like equipment failure, weather, or safety incidents.

    • Operations summary: A brief overview of the operations performed during the day, such as drilling, casing running, cementing, or logging.

    • Equipment status: The condition of critical drilling equipment, including the top drive, mud pumps, blowout preventers (BOP), and drilling fluid systems.

    • Safety and environmental concerns: Any safety incidents, accidents, or environmental issues that occurred during the day, along with the measures taken to address them.

    • Plans for the next day: A brief outline of the planned operations for the next day, including drilling depth targets and any anticipated challenges.