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eVolve Optimization Service: AUTOMATE

Enhanced drilling automation through patented, closed-loop control improves performance and generates real-time analytics that support informed drilling decisions.

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Our M/D Totco™ eVolve™ Optimization Service’s premier offering improves drilling efficiency and wellbore quality while enhancing safety. AUTOMATE uses the world’s first application of closed-loop downhole data to drive NOV’s state-of-the-art rig control systems. Sensors in the drilling environment enable best-in-class performance with a control system finely tuned for any operation. This technology uses innovative software to improve drilling performance and operational efficiencies in addition to reducing manual interpretation of drilling data.

AUTOMATE includes six main components*:

  • High-frequency, high-speed downhole data acquisition tools
  • IntelliServ™ high-speed telemetry network and service
  • NOV control system add-on
  • Drilling applications and software
  • Graphical user interfaces and reporting
  • NOV personnel support

In addition to these components, real-time remote monitoring from the Real-Time Technology Center (RTTC) and on-site supervision ensure optimum performance. Enhanced data sets reduce and refine assumptions about the drilling environment, advancing the industry’s wellbore technology. Real-time data and action-oriented software increase safety, improve wellbore conditions, and reduce well delivery costs.

* NOV control system and NOV top drive are required.


  • Closed-loop control using data from bottomhole assembly and drill string locations
    • Improves safety and wellbore condition monitoring
    • Increases rate of penetration and reduces nonproductive time
  • Customized drilling applications and software
    • Optimizes drilling efficiency
    • Streamlines drilling processes
  • On-site operations support and off-site project monitoring at our 24/7 support center
    • Provides additional operations oversight and reduces risks 
    • Delivers drilling optimization recommendations
    • Facilitates hands-on rigsite training
  • High-speed telemetry network
    • Reduces communication time between surface systems and downhole tools
  • eVolve Optimization Service: AUTOMATE Land Flyer
  • eVolve Optimization Service: AUTOMATE Offshore Flyer
  • eVolve Streaming Downhole Data Improves Total E&P Norge Drilling Operation – Case Study
  • eVolve Optimization Service Reduces Total Drilling Time per Well by an Average of 25% in Bakken Shale Operation – Case Study
  • eVolve Optimization Service Improves Spud-to-TD Time by 43% in Eagle Ford Shale Operation – Case Study
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