Kevin Wise, one of our Chief Advisors and Partners, was inducted by the U.S. National Academy of Engineering (NAE) on September 30 2018. Wise, along with two other engineers from Boeing, were among the 83 new and 16 international members inducted at the academy’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. The academy acknowledged Wise for his application of optimal, robust and adaptive control to aircraft and advanced weapon systems.
Kelda has a long history of employing students as interns, and already has two PhD-candidates from USN and NTNU working as Research Engineers. This fall, Kelda again partnered with the University of Southeast-Norway (USN) and their Industry Master-programme, and employed Martine Alvestad as their first Systems Engineer Student.
Kelda's control system Leidar® has successfully been used for a fully automated Underbalanced Drilling (UBD) operation at the Archinskoe oil field in Russia. GNS and partner Air Drilling Associates performed the job for Gazpromneft Vostok. Watch the video below to see Leidar in-action (external link)
A lot has happened since we completed our first onshore well in the Autumn of 2016. The times are busy with the development of new features and improvements of existing ones as we receive more feedback from the industry. We are extremely proud to announce that our MPD control system Leidar® completed its two first offshore operations in Indonesia the last quarter of 2017, drilling in total 5960 ft.
More and more Kelda Systems are being used out there in the wide world. Our Product page is under development, but it now shows most of our products available. If any of these find your interest, please do not hesitate to contact us.
We at Kelda are proud to inform that our project on Smart and Robust Influx Handling was decided funded on the 29.08.2017 by Oslofjordfondet. Kelda Drilling Controls would like to send big thanks to Oslofjordfonded for supporting us on this project and will do our best to make this a great success.
The team deliver more than ever and we see that both our core products are really getting traction and more experience every day.
The whole team of Kelda would like to congratulate our Chief Advisor, Kevin Wise, with the IEEE. Technical Excellence in Aerospace Control Award of 2016, for the contributions to the flight demonstration of the Phantom Eye high altitude long endurance UAV using robust adaptive control.
The Norwegian Society of Graduate Technical and Scientific Professionals (Tekna), has an online magazine they use to tell different focused stories every month. Kelda Drilling Controls was in the October 2016 article one of their main companies to tell about with the headline “Here’s oil crisis profiteer”.
A workshop marking the kickoff of the Industrial PhD Project HYDRA — HYdraulics modelling for DRilling Automation — was held at Kelda’s headquarters in Porsgrunn this week.