Where the bits meet the bits


This book is the result of accumulated experience and innovation. As someone from an IT background who has worked on data management in drilling for over 15 years, I have tried to summarize some personal insights gained by interacting with scientists, business people, engineers, and managers, on my long road to understanding drilling processes.

The book dealt with the dual world interpretation of the“real” world and the digital world. The gap between those two is narrowing as we gain more computing power to run more complete models and with more sensors to collect more data.All of this provides an excellent view of what used to be a “guesstimation”.

In drilling alone, there are many facets to be interpreted in the digital model. In this book I address the issues related to drilling processes undertaken with the support of data management. Moreover, my bold aim is to level the understanding between people who work in the real world and those working in the digital world, so they can easily understand each other.

My second aim is to help improve  drilling processes in the real world by using different techniques calculated in the digital world. Those simulations help to devise what-if scenarios, understand risks and assess performance.

The correct “data management” of everything involved in drilling will help seniors to record  what they learn and enable novices to learn from the past and gain insights for the future.

I tried to avoid excessive technicality and academic discussions, instead choosing to explain all concepts in a very simple way. So, hopefully, the book will be easily understood. This book is intended to be read by IT people, engineers, managers, business users, data analysts and everyone involved in the drilling business who are looking for ways to improve drilling processes by using data as one of their pillars.

You can see the table of contents here.

The book can be purchased as colour hard copy or ebook in English, Spanish and Portuguese.