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Sizing up rig automation

Mike Slaton, Contributing Editor

The rig is a little taller than the driller, and the bit fits in the palm of his hand. Designed, built and operated by a team of university students, the miniature drilling system is making hole for SPE’s international Drillbotics competition. Their objective is to autonomously drill a directional well to plan, as quickly as possible, while maintaining borehole quality, and integrity of the rig and drillstring.

Regional Report: Permian Basin

Emily Querubin, World Oil

Budget constraints elicit considerable slowdown in Permian basin

Advanced simulation to improve well barrier integrity

Alistair Gill, Wild Well Control

Engineers examine the importance of advanced simulation to enhance well barrier design and maximize well control.

Featured Columns ///

Regulatory Affairs

David Blackmon

A stark reality faces the U.S. oil and gas industry in the 2020 elections

What's new in exploration

William (Bill) Head

Reducing exploration to save money or “climate” is stupid

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L.E.K. Consulting: Best practices in advanced data science - lessons for the oil and gas industry

Delivering sustained business value from digital technologies--particularly AI--requires good problem formulation, data readiness, expertise availability and organizational enablement.

Industry at a Glance ///

U.S. Rotary Drilling Rigs
International Rotary Drilling Rigs

Data courtesy of Baker Hughes.

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