March 26, 2019


Description

The Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section (DSATS) of SPE works to facilitate the implementation of measurements, data and control systems to help automate certain aspects of drilling for safer and more efficient operations.  As our industry enters the environment of big data, this touches other technical sections involved with the digitization of the oilfield, especially in the area of data quality and interoperability.  

Drillbotics® is one program run by DSATS that leads university students to conduct research in these areas, using a laboratory scale rig that must be designed and built by the students.  This presentation outlines the international competition’s engineering achievements and novel solutions, including this year’s challenge to directionally drill hands-free.


Featured Speakers

Speaker: Fred Florence
Speaker Fred Florence
Fred Florence is the president of Rig Operations, LLC.  He previously worked for National Oilwell Varco as Director of Advanced Drilling Technology and for several drilling contractors in engineering and operations roles in both land and offshore on many types of drilling rigs.  He served previously as chairman of SPE-DSATS …

Fred Florence is the president of Rig Operations, LLC.  He previously worked for National Oilwell Varco as Director of Advanced Drilling Technology and for several drilling contractors in engineering and operations roles in both land and offshore on many types of drilling rigs.  He served previously as chairman of SPE-DSATS and remains as an active volunteer leading the Drillbotics® competition.  He is a former SPE Distinguished Lecturer and has authored or co-authored numerous SPE papers on drilling automation.

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Organizer

Angela Tse


Date and Time

Tue, March 26, 2019

11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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Location

Landry's Seafood House

1212 Lake Robbins Dr
The Woodlands, TX 77380



Group(s): Northside