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About DSATS

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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Whats going on in Austin ? 

In an innovative move, the University of Texas under the guidance of Professor Eric van Oort has opened laboratories targeting drilling automation.  The drilling automation laboratory features a drill rig simulator, the first of its kind at an American University, and students and faculty have access to state-of-the-art equipment and facilities that supports research, development and teaching. The recorded webcast below describes the current and future capabilities of the drilling automation laboratories, the goals of the drilling automation program at UT Austin, and current research topics such as automatic rig sensor data validation. 

http://eventcenter.commpartners.com/se/Meetings/Playback.aspx?meeting.id=868416

 

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DSATS Symposium

 Monday March 16 13:00 –17:00 Capital Suite, Room 2, Excel Center

Join the SPE Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section (DSATS) and the IADC Advanced Rig Technology (ART) Committee for an exciting half-day symposium on advances in drilling systems automation. Three expert panelists will focus on automation from the aviation industry, while another three knowledgeable panelists will address automation advances within the well construction industry. This exciting format will allow registrants to compare and contrast cockpit automation and autonomous logistics with automated well control, well barriers and well integrity.

Detailed agenda http://www.spe.org/events/dc/2015/pages/schedule/events_activities.php

Registration on line http://registration.experientevent.com/showspe152/

 

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