There are a variety of techniques used, and I have come across some
excellent examples over the years.
People can get confused between "rushing" (safety concern)
and "efficiency" (doing the best we can), so whatever you do it is
important to explain to the crews why you are doing this and what
the benefits are to them.
Use of "stop-watches and clipboards" can give the wrong impression,
so we have found it better to "walk it through on paper".
A good approach is .. Whilst drilling the lower part of a stand, you
can get the crew together and discuss how the connection will be
made .. then make the connection (all activities from
reaching "stand down" until back on bottom drilling). Perhaps
include the mud engineer and, if directional drilling, the DD and
the MWD Engineer and discuss surveying practice.
After making the connection, you repeat the discussion to reap any
You could break it down into each activity, very similar the
the "Work Breakdwon Structure" we use in the DWOPs we facilitate.
To determine times, and identify differences across crews, you can
use the mudloggers to capture the information.
You can use a similar technique for larger chunks of activity, like
BHA handling, P/U and M/U shoetrack, N/U BOPs, test BOPs and so
on .. and show the team how they are getting on ..we call them
efficiency factors - example attached.
The other thing you can do is use "Performance Advisors" (ex- Senior
Toolpusher or experienced Technical Limit coach) to facilitate this
process and provide "soft supervision".
I hope this helps
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