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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An Excellent presentation by the leaders of the Edinburgh Centre of Robotics on Shared Autonomy


A JPT article on drilling management and automation from John Macpherson Chairman of DSATS.

The Drilling Systems Automation Roadmap is focused on outlining a technical roadmap for drilling systems automation, and is divided into a number of technical challenge areas. This effort is affiliated with DSATS and shares many of the same members.




Papers related to the DSATS Automated Drilling Rig (Drillbotics) Competition. 

DSATS Technical documents from previous workshops.          

General papers presented at various conferences and describing and developing the infrastructure and awareness for drilling systems automation.

Drilling automation articles from the IADC's Drilling Contractor Journal.

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 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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