Northside: How NOT to Do Drilling Automation

Speaker: Dr. Bill Koederitz
Speaker Dr. Bill Koederitz
Bill Koederitz is Chief Technology Officer at GK Plus Innovations. Previously, Bill spent 20 years building real-time applications and drilling automation systems at National Oilwell Varco. Prior to that, Bill worked as a drilling engineer and as a university researcher. He holds BS, MS and PhD degrees in Petroleum Engineering ...

Bill Koederitz is Chief Technology Officer at GK Plus Innovations. Previously, Bill spent 20 years building real-time applications and drilling automation systems at National Oilwell Varco. Prior to that, Bill worked as a drilling engineer and as a university researcher. He holds BS, MS and PhD degrees in Petroleum Engineering from Louisiana State University and is a Registered Petroleum Engineer in Texas. He has authored or coauthored 25 technical papers and holds 15 patents.

Full Description

The uses of automation in the drilling process are expanding and are typically resulting in improved drilling performance. However, many of these projects struggle in the initial stages, often trying to overcome a common set of hurdles. Many of these hurdles are not technical challenges, but instead are related to people issues and the methods for implementing the solutions. This presentation covers the basics of drilling automation and describes the problems and solutions that have been found to improve the startup success for drilling automation.

Organizer Angela Tse