Technology helps provide answers for market woes ///

For complex rig systems, the impetus for change is felt across a full spectrum of technology, from components and processes to an entire rig design. New jackups are increasingly larger, or smaller, to better-fit niche markets; land rigs move themselves from well to well with remarkable agility. Drillers sit in ergonomic splendor, and advanced analytics provide new insights into drilling activities and efficiencies. It’s an impressive response. Here’s a sampling of the many innovations that are changing rig design, operations and economics.

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