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There has been an upsurge in development of and interest in software products to enhance the drilling process over the past several years. At the recent SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, new software products were demonstrated that made drilling engineers almost giddy with excitement. The capabilities of these programs, their improved user friendliness and output varieties were something to behold.
I am from the generation that made it through college with a slide rule; I didn’t get my first handheld calculator until I had been practicing for almost two years, and it only had arithmetic functions. So, I’ve had the opportunity to see various tools used throughout drilling software development. It’s been quite a ride.
My first exposure to drilling software was Optimized Drilling, a program prepared by our research department in Tulsa. It ran on an IBM 360 Mod 50 mainframe computer over telephone lines.
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