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How MHWirth used the Cognite Data Platform to deliver data-driven maintenance contracts

The Cognite Data Platform enabled MHWirth to fulfill a new contract by capturing, contextualizing and organizing large volumes of complex industrial data that MHWirth can feed into their maintenance programs, quickly and securely.


Leading drilling technology and service provider MHWirth landed a new contract to maintain all drilling equipment for a premier offshore drilling company. To fulfill the commitment of their performance-based maintenance contract, MHWith needed to develop efficient, data-driven maintenance programs. They had live sensor data streaming from the drills into their state-of-the-art monitoring equipment, but they hit a roadblock when they tried to set up predictive models and create insightful visualizations of the data. MHWirth lacked the necessary IT infrastructure to integrate large volumes of data simply and securely into their analytics and visualization tools.


MHWirth implemented the Cognite Data Platform (CDP) to capture and organize their large data streams. Using an API key, Cognite was quickly able to extract the necessary data from MHWirth’s internal database, SAP, and onboard historians, convert it into XML, and then ingest it into the cloud-native data platform. The custom extraction process ensured that the relationships between data and objects were maintained while automatically creating a full, real-time asset hierarchy in the CDP.

With all the relevant data in the CDP, MHWirth could use the visualization and analytics tools of their choice to create digital representations of the current state of their drilling equipment. The tools were provided by Statistica, which enabled MHWith to perform predictive analysis on the data. The CDP fed a stream of real-time data directly into the Statistica model, then wrote the results back into the CDP via a Power BI connector to create visualizations using Spotfire, another third-party tool.

MHWirth dashboards now use both historical and real-time data to inform experts about the true condition of the equipment. This is the prerequisite for assuring maximum uptime of drilling equipment in operation and enabling predictive maintenance.

"The project came together in just a few weeks and all integrations were smooth. Cognite was extremely quick to respond and I think it's safe to say they delivered at least 100%."

-- MHWirth



The team at MHWirth was delighted with the speed and ease of the project. From a standing start, the whole system was up and running within just a few weeks. Cognite’s user-friendly APIs made their selected solutions with Statistica and Spotfire essentially plug-and-play.

The CDP is designed to empower industrial companies to make incremental changes in their operations and business models. By bringing all industrial data together in one place and linking it automatically to an asset hierarchy, the CDP gives MHWirth a better understanding and fuller control over their industrial reality. It also enables them to continuously innovate on the services they provide to drilling companies and provide condition-based maintenance services. Experts analyzing the data in MHWirth’s system can rapidly identify which equipment needs service, prioritize their actions, and advise on optimal maintenance. The company has the intelligence to develop truly insightful maintenance programs, keeping maintenance costs in check, extending the lifespan of equipment, improving equipment reliability, and avoiding/minimizing unplanned maintenance and downtime.

About MHWirth

MHWirth is a leading global provider of first-class drilling solutions and services. With offices in twelve countries, they help customers around the world achieve safer, more efficient and more reliable operations.

MHWirth works diligently to improve their products and services. This includes challenging traditional business models. In recent years, the company has increasingly invested in digitalizing the maintenance and optimization of drilling equipment. One result has been a new type of performance-based maintenance contract requiring data-driven maintenance programs which aim to ensure maximum uptime of drilling equipment in operation.

The Cognite Data Platform has enabled MHWirth to fulfill this commitment by capturing, contextualizing and organizing large volumes of complex industrial data that MHWirth can feed into their maintenance programs, quickly and securely.