Validating Operational Benchmarks of an Innovative Compact Lightweight Robotic Rig Solution through Digital Prototyping by Dennis Vollmar of Voll Marintek Limited.

Wednesday 4th September 2024 at 12.00pm

Location: Union Kirk, 333 Union Street, Aberdeen AB11 6BS (access from Langstane Place)

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Being held from 12noon on the 4th September at Union Kirk Aberdeen.

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Abstract: Innovation in capital-intensive products often faces the challenge of budget constraints. While downhole tool innovation offers fast payback, the amortization period for drilling rigs typically spans 7-10 years, limiting transformative potential. Voll Marintek has embarked on developing a groundbreaking rig type—the true multi-modular drilling system—featuring novel features like dual hoisting and racking systems. To cost-efficiently validate these benchmarks, a digital prototype has been devised. This presentation explores the role of digital prototyping in verifying improved automated cycle times in pipe handling and hoisting operations, crucial for an efficient energy transition. Witness how digital prototypes leverage real operational data from electric, mechanical, and hydraulic subsystems to simulate interfaces, enhancing safety and efficiency in rig operations.

Bio: Dennis Vollmar is a visionary entrepreneur and technology pioneer in the energy industry. With a diverse background spanning various facets of the sector, Dennis has dedicated his career to driving innovation and pushing the boundaries of traditional rig solutions. As the founder of Voll Marintek, he spearheads the development of cutting-edge rig technologies, including the revolutionary Lean Machine. Based on a rig configurator model, the Lean Machine offers unparalleled customization for individual projects, allowing operators to tailor solutions to specific needs and requirements. One of the standout features of the Lean Machine is its enhanced integrated robotic capabilities, which enables it to perform machine learning tasks autonomously. By simulating various operational scenarios and collecting real-time data, the Lean Machine can make informed decisions to optimize benchmarks and improve overall efficiency. Through Dennis's leadership and commitment to transformative solutions based on modularity and robotics, Voll Marintek is proactively driving the future of the energy industry with sustainable and forward-thinking solutions.

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