Hybrid Operating Surveillance Service (HOPS)

Hybrid Operating Surveillance Service (HOPS)

K&M Technology Groups Hybrid Operational Practices Support (HOPS) is a combination of K&M’s ROPS and TOPS services permitting a K&M Specialist on-site to provide on-site K&M oversight during all critical operations, ensure all recommendations are communicated effectively to the on-site personnel but to reduce personnel on-site as well as costs by providing operational oversight from a remote location away from the wellsite. This service has been received well by all operations who have utilized it where continuous 24-hour support is preferred while keeping costs and on-site personnel numbers under acceptable thresholds.

In order to provide this service, the Specialist must have access to the data needed to effectively model the drilling progress, including the drilling recorder data, drill pipe specifications and tally, BHAs, mud reports, surveys, drilling program, and Driller’s trend sheet.


With one K&M Operations Specialist, the following service will be provided:

  • Step by step written instructions on the connection procedure necessary to safely prepare the hole for turning off the pumps, minimize hydraulic surging, collect torque & drag data, and resume drilling, with consideration given to the required surveying procedure.
  • Prepare and submit daily HCR report that will include a generic description of the operations, a hole condition assessment, roadmap plots including hindcasts and lookaheads and recommendations when necessary on the current operation.
  • Use drilling data recorders to compile and extract the necessary data points required for reporting.
  • Model side-forces and monitor for signs of casing wear in pre-section analysis
  • Provide swab modeling and tripping schedules for defined wellbore pressure limits
  • Conduct pre-job modeling of hydraulic loads for cement jobs of casing and liners.
  • Provide Torque and Drag modeling to predict loads required to successfully set liner hangers and packers
  • Liaise with the other service providers and client representatives to ensure best ERD operational practices are understood and maintained

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Houston, TX, U.S.A
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