CyboSoft and Canrig Drilling Sign MFA Control Software
October 17, 2006 - CyboSoft, General Cybernation Group Inc., (Rancho Cordova, California), today announced that it has signed a long-term exclusive software license agreement for its Model-Free Adaptive (MFA) control software with Canrig Drilling Technology Ltd., in Magnolia, Texas. CyboSoft's patented MFA control technology has been embedded and delivered as part of Canrig's top drive drilling systems for oil and gas exploration and production.
Canrig President Chris Papouras said, "We are pleased to offer top drive users our new DrillSmart™ control system with CyboSoft's MFA control technology as a core piece to achieve safer and more efficient drilling. Due to MFA's adaptive and robust capabilities, the new system makes challenging jobs such as lateral drilling much easier."
CyboSoft CEO Dr. George Cheng said, "CyboSoft is pleased to team up with Canrig to offer MFA controllers for mission critical applications of this caliber. It is also rewarding to be able to contribute to the energy industry during the energy crisis."
Oil or gas well drilling is often done manually. Automatic drilling equipment is developed to improve the drilling safety and efficiency by automatically controlling the "rate of penetration" and "weight on bit". An auto-driller can drill through the soft strata quickly and slow down immediately when encountering the hard strata. Since each rig can be different due to design, type, location, and operating conditions, a PID based control system often requires retuning of its parameters. This can add a huge tech support burden to the equipment vendor and users. An MFA-based auto-driller eliminates the need for controller tuning, provides consistent control performance and robustness, and can deal with major disturbances and uncertainties providing major economic and competitive benefits.
About Canrig Drilling
Canrig is one of the world's leading suppliers of top drive drilling systems for oil and gas exploration. The company manufactures, markets and services a full range of portable and fixed top drive systems for installation in most land and offshore rigs. Today, Canrig equipment operates in all the major oil and gas producing areas of the world. Canrig Drilling's parent company Nabors Industries Ltd. (NYSE:NBR) is the world's largest provider of land and platform drilling contract services for exploration and development of oil, gas and geothermal wells.
CyboSoft, General Cybernation Group, Inc., is the leader in control technology serving the worldwide process control, building control, and equipment control markets. CyboSoft's patented Model-Free Adaptive (MFA) control technology for automatically controlling physical processes is a major breakthrough. No other comparable technology possesses all the attributes of MFA.
CyboSoft's mission is to embed the appropriate MFA controllers in instruments, equipment, tools, software platforms, or automation systems of brand-name suppliers in targeted industries, application areas, or market segments. MFA controllers are replacing PID controllers on a very large scale and are also used for controlling those loops that are now in manual control. This revolutionary technology allows users to achieve significant advantages to better compete in this global economy.
For more information, contact: CyboSoft, 2868 Prospect Park Drive, Third Floor, Rancho Cordova, Calif. 95670 USA. Tel: (916) 631-6313, Fax: (916) 631-6312, e-mail: Info@cybosoft.com , Web site: www.cybosoft.com.
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