Harts E+P magazine:
Industry groups tackle R&D for drilling automation
The case for drilling automation in both onshore and offshore operations has been robustly debated as the industry moves toward standardized development platforms.
The drive for drilling automation within the oil and gas industry has become stronger in recent years. Industry research has moved from the laboratory and test rig to the drilling floor as drilling component vendors as well as oil and gas companies have launched standardized development platforms for third-party solution and service providers to plug into.