The highest order of drilling automation technology, subsea production, and unmanned topside facilities are being tested internationally, but how are those experiments developing, and will they scale up to change the landscape of the sector?
International operators, contractors and service providers gathered online to address challenges, deliver improved performance and highlight emerging technologies and practices in the sector.
ExxonMobil has drilled a horizontal well with a rig billed by Nabors as the first fully automated land rig. The big question now is whether ExxonMobil will come back for more after this three-well test.
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