The Digital Rig solution, powered by GE’s Predix platform, deployed on the Noble Globetrotter I drilling vessel has been connected to all targeted control systems, including the drilling control network, the power management system and the dynamic positioning system.

Data is collected with individual sensors and control systems, centralized on the vessel before transmitting in near real time to GE’s Industrial Performance & Reliability Center for predictive analytics. Digital Rig solution captures multiple problems and produces alerts to inform potential failures up to two months before they would occur.

The Digital Rig solution combines data models from a digital replica of physical assets, known as a digital twin, along with advanced analytics to detect unusual behavior, providing an early warning to operators to mitigate a problem before it happens.