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Vol. 21, No. 44 Week of October 30, 2016
Providing coverage of Alaska and northern Canada's oil and gas industry


Automating the drilling of oil wells

Expert comments on how state-of-the-art technology can improve efficiency but stresses the need for experienced driller involvement

ALAN BAILEY

Petroleum News

In an era when driverless cars are starting to appear on the roads, what is the scope for applying artificial intelligence and automation to the challenging task of drilling an oil well? During a joint meeting in Anchorage of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the American Association of Drillin....

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