DSATS is the Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). Our purpose is to accelerate the development and implementation of systems automation in the well drilling industry by supporting initiatives that communicate the technology, recommend best practices, standardise nomenclature and help define the value of drilling systems automation.
ART is the Advanced Rig Technology Committee of the International Association of Drilling Contractors. Our mission is to improve safety and efficiency through sound operating procedures, design of automated systems and standardising automation.
Each year DSATS and ART combine to stage a half-day symposium addressing a theme relating to the automation of drilling rigs and well construction. This year’s theme is “Trends in Well Construction Automation – where will we push the envelope if at all?”