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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, standardize nomenclature and help define the value of drilling systems automation.


Drilling Data Quality & Uncertainty Description

Increase the awareness and understanding in the drilling community on how to describe drilling data quality and uncertainty.

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Drillbotics® Student Competition

International competition for universities to design and build a small drilling rig that uses sensors and control algorithms to autonomously drill a rock sample

Verification & Validation

Increase awareness and understanding of the relevance of verification and validation in drilling systems automation


Drilling & Wells Interoperability 

Working on solutions to  improve connectivity and data exchange between key equipment and systems deployed during well construction

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Open Source Drilling Community

A repository of open-source drilling models, test cases, and benchmarks for deep drilling problems

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