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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, standardize nomenclature and help define the value of drilling systems automation. Appropriate initiatives include workshops, forums, lectures, and technical and white papers.

DSATS actively encourages the participation of automation experts from outside the drilling industry as well as those from within.

Dimitrios Pirovolou - Section Chair
Calvin Holt - Program Chair - DSATS V2
Robert Darbe - Treasurer
Sam Dharmaselvan - Administrative Chair
Nasikul Islam - Membership Chair
Edgard Castillo - Online Community Webmaster

Austin Groover - Program Chair - North America

Nestor Ruiz - Program Chair - South America
Serafima Schaefer - Program Chair - Europe

Eric Cayeux - Deputy Program Chair - Europe
Pastor Chukwu - Program Chair - Africa

Mohammad Zair Khan - Program Chair - Middle East

Bineet Tripathi - Program Chair - Asia

Indrajeet Kumar - Deputy Program Chair - Asia

Farhan Khan - Program Chair - Australia

Roman Shor - Chair for University Relations

Enrique Losoya - Deputy Chair for University Relations

Deep Joshi - Program Chair - North America

Board Members
Andre Alonso Fernandes

Austin Groover

Tony Pink

Karma Slusarchuk

Mark Anderson

Robert Wylie

Sashi Talya

Emeritus Board Member(s)
Fred Florence

John de Wardt
John Macpherson

Society of Petroleum Engineers – Staff Member
Greg Hickey

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