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Kuwait Land Drilling Company Turns Cat® Connect Data into Tangible Actions

When crankcase pressure runs high or filters become restricted, the team at Weatherford Drilling International (WDI) isn’t caught off guard. With five land drilling rigs now connected via Cat® Connect, they know the moment something goes wrong—and start taking action to fix small problems before they turn into major repairs.

In January 2016, the Kuwait-based land drilling company began using Cat Connect—solutions that integrate product, processes and people to enable more efficient operation—on 20 Cat 3516 gen sets that serve as its main drilling engines, as well as seven Cat C18 camp generators.

“Before connecting our equipment to Cat Connect, we would be notified of failures through local site alarms and manually collected site data,” says Abdelaziz Hadhoud, who manages WDI’s Cat fleet. “Cat Connect now allows us to receive alerts remotely.”

 

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These remote notifications are sent when faults are triggered on WDI’s assets. To date, they’ve alerted Hadhoud and his team to a range of issues—high crankcase pressure, oil and fuel filter restrictions, below-normal injector current and a defective oil pressure sensor. In each case, WDI was able to react quickly to prevent engine shut-downs and keep its equipment operating in optimum condition.

“When they receive alerts, they log in to Cat Connect and review equipment data so they can take action,” Delali Dei, Cat Connect business development manager for Caterpillar Oil & Gas. “They can also share this data with their local dealer, Al Bahar, to help them diagnose and resolve the issue when needed.”

Interested in learning more about how Cat Connect can help your operation work more efficiently and reduce owning and operating costs? Talk to our experts at Stand #9430 at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC), November 13 – 16, or get in touch with your local Cat dealer anytime.

 


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