Friendly Drilling Software (FDS)

Definition - What does Friendly Drilling Software (FDS) mean?

Friendly drilling software is a computer program that captures and stores drilling site information for record keeping and reporting purposes. The software keeps track of drilling equipment in use and progress of the bore. Contractors can use the reporting functions to evaluate the drill rig performance and to make decisions about any changes that need to be made.

Trenchlesspedia explains Friendly Drilling Software (FDS)

Friendly drilling software (FDS) keeps track of parameters like bits used and their effectiveness, mud checks, directional information, costs incurred and drilling parameters. Many outputs and reports can be configured such as a graph of drilling depth over time with comparisons between the actual and planned progress. FDS is based on a database so that all records are kept in a systematic and retrievable format and that can be backed up to prevent loss of information. The program is configurable for use with standard measuring units according to the contractors requirements and utilizes default fields to prevent wasting time when setting up the application.

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