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.
Transocean has delayed the delivery of the first two drillships capable of drilling and completing wells requiting 20,000-psi pressure control and told investors they are arriving at a time when the demand for ultrahigh performance is coming back.
“What is the drilling state” has become an important question among data scientists and automation experts. The simplest definition of a complicated concept is that it is what the driller is doing at the time.