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. 

 Moderator: Chris Bogath, Research Program Manager Intelligent Manipulation, Schlumberger

1145-1215: Land Rig of the Future

Richard Harmer, Architect, Well Construction Platform, Schlumberger


  • Richard Harmer


    Well Construction Architect


    Richard J. Harmer is the Architect for Schlumberger’s Well Construction Platform. He has been with Schlumberger for 18 years where he started his...

  • Chris Bogath



    Chris Bogath is an Intelligent Automation Program Manager at Schlumberger.

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