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.
The impact of orphan wells, both on the environment and on tightening budgets, is a growing concern in the industry. Boom times result in a vast uptick in wells drilled. In bust times, when companies disappear, the liability outlook for these probes gets murky, and federal and state governments start looking for answers.