Mining Real-Time Rig Data to Prevent Catastrophic Events
July 5, 2019
The sight of the Lucas well at Spindletop in 1901 spewing oil into the sky became a tragically misunderstood trope in which “gusher” has become synonymous with drilling success. Anyone in the oil & gas extraction business knows, however, that a gusher, or blowout, is a failure of epic proportions...
Drill Faster Without Sacrificing Bit Life
April 11, 2019
Toeing the line between fast ROP and extending bit life is a constant struggle. ROP improvements from BHA technology have slowed, underscoring the importance of software innovation to push the envelope further. Corva helps identify that optimal balance using real-time data and analytics, enabling...
5 Ways to Save Millions in Drilling Costs this Year
January 23, 2019
Gearing up to drill? That’s a tough question to answer heading into the new year as oil prices remain uncertain. Given the shifting economics, many producers are taking a second look at drilling programs and the ROI of new wells. Maintaining drilling momentum in 2019 is all about optimizing field...
Corva's 2018 Milestones and Roadmap for Drilling Optimization in 2019
January 8, 2019
Corva began 2018 with our technology deployed on only 3 rigs and we ended the year on 110. An amazing story of growth for any start-up, all powered by our incredible clients. From the Driller’s Roadmap to the recent launch of our BHA Optimization app, Corva’s focus remains laser-focused: drilling...
How to Pick the Best BHA Every Time
December 11, 2018
Selection of the bottom hole assemblies for a new well is an art and a science. To optimize ROP, drillers need to pick the right drill bit or mud motor for the job, factor in a multitude of drilling parameters – like weight on bit and RPM – and have an extensive understanding of subsurface...
Imperial and Metric: Corva Drills Across North America
November 1, 2018
With the exception of time, every US unit of measure has a metric counterpart. Depending on where your drilling operations are, the conversion between these systems is either a non-issue or a major frustration. Drilling software applications tend to use the US system of weights and measures, or...
Enable Your Rig Crews to Drill Faster with Corva
October 24, 2018
Directional drillers, rig crews, and onsite company men are on the front line when it comes to drilling optimization. By equipping them with Corva’s analytics, minute-to-minute decisions can be guided by optimal information, shaving time off of connections, minimizing slides, and maximizing ROP.
Automated Drillers Road Map… Lose the Spreadsheets
August 22, 2018
The current best practice for selection of optimal drilling parameters is to generate complex spreadsheets for static results of formation parameters. These recommended operating parameters are obtained either by manually analyzing offset wells and/or from the bit manufacturer’s database. The...
RTO in Your Pocket: How to Drill Longer Laterals from the Beach
May 9, 2018
Soaring demand for oil & gas and the US shale revolution has created an imperative for today’s domestic producers to increasingly outperform. Keeping up with demand means continuously improving processes and driving higher levels of drilling and cost efficiency through automation and factory...
Real-Time Drillstring Control and the Future of Drilling Automation
April 12, 2018
Driverless cars – just a few years ago it was science fiction, yet today we are increasingly comfortable with stepping foot into a driverless cab thanks to the convergence of several important technologies. In the same way, oil & gas drilling is in the midst of an important transition from manual...
Drill Faster Using ROP and MSE Heatmaps
October 17, 2017
Data analytics is one of the hottest topics in drilling today. Corva provides a major opportunity for operators and drilling contractors to improve rate of penetration using powerful visualizations and easy-to-use recommendations.
Image: ROP and MSE heatmaps in the Corva v2 platform on web and...
Is Factory Drilling the Future?
August 2, 2017
Throughout history, many industrial sectors including mining, agriculture, manufacturing, and now oil & gas, are faced with the dilemma of scaling the supply chain to increase production. Let’s use a factory as an illustration of our main points. Factories add assembly lines, automate processes,...
How Big Data is Revolutionizing O&G Companies - Corva’s V2 Platform
June 14, 2017
As O&G companies find ways to make their drilling operations more cost-effective, many are scrambling to understand the concept of Big Data. Some operators understand the opportunities presented by Big Data but are challenged to form a strategy to take advantage of the vast capabilities of...
Corva Announces Funding Round
March 14, 2017
Corva announces the closing of a key funding round from Houston-based investors led by Dharmesh Mehta.
Corva’s mission will be enhanced by the investment team’s wealth and diversity of industry experience. Most recently, Dharmesh Mehta served as Chief Operating Officer and EVP, Strategy of...
Corva Is Growing!
March 7, 2017
Corva is continuing our expansion in preparation for widespread adoption and the April release of Version 2 of our real time drilling and analytics platform.
Currently open positions:
- Drilling Optimization Analyst (Houston)
- Drilling Engineer Subject Matter Expert (SME) (Houston)
- Account Manager...