Harts E+P magazine:
North Sea Operations: Automated safeguarding enters the drilling process
A new approach closes the loop between what is physically possible to do from a well tolerance perspective and the commands issued through drilling controls.
Automated safeguarding and systems that aid in increased process efficiency have been used for a long time in a variety of industrial areas and applications. One of the more obvious examples is the automotive industry, where anti-lock brakes and electronic traction control have been used for a long time. In fact, it would be hard to find a modern car today that does not have advanced electronically controlled support functions installed.