RigCLOUD Releases First-of-its-Kind Drilling Emissions Reporting to Accelerate Decarbonization of the Oilfield

New digital tool delivers emissions and performance data to drillers and operators which optimizes engine utilization and reduces their carbon footprint

Aug. 18, 2021 – RigCLOUD®, the oil and gas industry’s next-generation, open, cloud-based rig instrumentation, analytics, and digital operations platform, today announced the release of its Drilling Emissions Reports, which are designed to help users optimize engine utilization and reduce their carbon footprint while drilling.

The newly released RigCLOUD emissions reporting is available to both drillers and operators.

As the energy industry collectively moves to reduce its carbon footprint, the lack of accurate emissions data continues to be an obstacle. Often, greenhouse gas emissions from the wellsite are estimated based on the amount of fuel purchased. But how much of the fuel was used? Where is the biggest opportunity for emissions optimization?

This tool provides accurate and reliable data on fuel consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, CO2 per foot drilled, average engine load and average number of engines online during each drilling activity, all accessible with the click of a button. To optimize emissions output, drilling contractors and operators have visibility into the minimum engine requirements throughout the well construction process. This capability enables customers to reduce their environmental impact without compromising operational performance.

Carlos Rolong, Senior Director of Operations at RigCLOUD, said: “Digitalization and automation have significantly contributed to improved efficiency and drilling performance. Now, RigCLOUD is using these advances to improve environmental performance. By deploying emissions analytics and advanced engine management, we are empowering anyone who is contracting or operating a rig to make progress on their sustainability commitments.”

Though reporting is an important first step, it is just the beginning. Engine optimization and management solutions will soon be available to customers. This innovative system will provide activity-based estimations of peak power demand using artificial intelligence (AI) based predictions. Similar to modern cars with auto-stop features, rig engines will cycle on or off as required during certain drilling activities to optimize greenhouse gas emissions.

Subodh Saxena, SVP of Nabors Drilling Solutions, said: “This is an exciting time in the industry as we embrace sustainability with the same collective sense of urgency that enabled us to deliver both substantial operational efficiency gains and overcome safety challenges. We are using RigCLOUD’s technology across Nabors’ fleet to improve our carbon footprint in the oilfield and I expect that this type of technology will be embraced across the industry.”

IADC YP Committee


July 29, 2021

We’re excited to sponsor the second annual IADC Young Professionals Committee happy hour. This will be a great opportunity to grow your network and discuss the #energy industry with like minded individuals.


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Given the current competitive marketplace and the pace at which wells are drilled, optimizing rig performance and minimizing nonproductive time in real-time is key in reducing operational costs.  RigCLOUD gives you the context of real-time rig operations and provides all relevant data and visualizations in a single place to help you make quick, precise decisions on the fly. Read more about the apps and widgets powered by RigCLOUD.                                                                                                

Round the Rotary


May 10, 2021

A member of our RigCLOUD team, Celeste Shaffer, sat down with JP Warren for an episode of his, “Round the Rotary” podcast. Celeste discusses her career as a woman in the #oilfield, her transition from Operations to Business Development and how she promotes authenticity on social media.