PDT's HawkEye™ has taken directional drilling and well planning to the next level with a rich 3D interface, powerful projections and professional anti-collision reports. For almost ten years the industry has embraced the cost-saving and time-saving potential of this application. The visual impact of HawkEye™ combined with industry-standard separation factor calculations, plot and report generating capabilities, and advanced geodetics, have made this program an indispensable tool for dozens of directional companies and operators.
The Future of HawkEye™ is Here
Recent advancements have allowed the developers HawkEye™ to apply the program as a real-time service, giving an unlimited number of authorized users access to a drilling job. This new service is called HawkEye™ RT, and incorporates all of the features of the original program as well as server-fed timelog and depthlog information. It goes even further by applying hydraulics and torque & drag analysis on the live data, and graphically displays the current BHA and top drive height.
What HawkEye™ RT Means for Companies
Companies who choose to connect to a job with HawkEye™ RT can allow any personnel in the company view timelog, depthlog and survey data. Their access can be restricted to view-only, or their authorization expanded to add/edit target and proposal information. This phenomenon results in three things:
- Fewer errors: More eyes on the drilling operation means there is a much smaller chance for errors to occur. Fewer errors always means money saved.
- More Confidence: The ability to display virtually all the critical data of a job in real time from anywhere in the world means a company is demonstrating innovation and control over their role in a multi-million dollar drilling operation.
- Diversification of knowledge: With more personnel exposed to so many aspects of the same job at the same time, a company is able to passively train each other with minimal effort, leading to greater institutional knowledge and a greater understanding of what they are doing as a whole.