DSATS is the Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). The purpose of DSATS is to accelerate the development and implementation of systems automation in the well drilling industry by supporting initiatives which 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, among others, and DSATS actively encourages participation of automation experts from outside the drilling industry. 

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  • 2017 Drillbotics Winners Announced

    The results of the 2017 DSA-TS Drillbotics competition have been announced by Fred Florence of RigOps.  In a close competition, Texas A&M, was declared the winner.

  • Technical Papers Updated

    Be sure to review several new papers that have been added to technical papers section of the website.

  • Gregers Kudsk honored by the SPE

    Gregers Kudsk has been selected by the SPE North Sea Region as the recipient of its' 2017 Regional Service Award. SPE’s regional awards are designed to recognize those members who’ve contributed exceptional service and leadership to the society, as well as those who’ve made major professional contributions to their technical disciplines at the regional level. The Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section wishes to congratulate Gregers for his outstanding accomplishment, not only within the North Sea region, but within DSA-TS as well.