In a previous blog we have described the significant potential efficiency gain that lies in a fully automated drilling process, by use of intelligent robots at the drill floor. Before we go into details about how such a system could look, and how we can get there, let’s take a look at where we are on automation on our modern 6th generation rigs today.
It is not science fiction and it is not years ahead of us: The robots are here, they are for real, they are highly intelligent professional drill crew and they are likely to be operating in the North Sea by the end of the year.
Christmas has come to a close, the presents have all been opened, and the years nearly over... and what a great year it’s been for The Well Blog. Thanks to you guys, our readers, we have had an incredible year of blogging. Back in April when we launched, 600 of you visited in that first month. Now, just this month, more than 10,000 of you have viewed our posts! We’ve really enjoyed sharing our knowledge and hope that from it you may have learned a thing or two.
Since April we have published over 50 articles and here are the top 10 most read.