Robotics for Well Construction

Robotics for Well Construction

06 Sep 2018, 11:45 - 12:15

Crombie B

Session title: Robotics for Well Construction 

The adoption of robotics in oil & gas well construction has been challenged by the harsh environmental conditions and equipment complexity. This is not to discount how far robotics have progressed in applications ranging from dynamic station-keeping to position floating rigs, to rotary steerable tools to control the wellbore drilling trajectory. Most modern drilling rigs encompass mechanized equipment manipulation such as automated pipe handling that have reduced operating manpower, while increasing efficiency and process consistency. This session is focused on advances in land and offshore pipe handling automation and future evolution thanks to computer vision.                                   

1145-1215: Land Rig of the Future

Richard Harmer, Schlumberger

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