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Drilling Automation Topics

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Course Credit: 0.6 CEU, 6 PDH

This is webinar series that covers various topics on Drilling Automation:

Session I: MPD Automation and Competency: Meeting Training Challenges for New Technologies

Session II:Robotic Drilling Operations

Session III: Drilling Automation Research at the University of Texas at Austin

Session IV: Digital Manufacturing and Its Relation to Drilling Systems Automation

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Earn credits by completing this course0.6 CEU credit6 PDH credits


Austin Johnson
Kenneth Mikalsen
Dr. Eric Van OortDr. Eric van Oort became Professor in Petroleum Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin in 2012, after a 20-year industry career with Shell Oil Company. He holds a PhD degree in Chemical Physics from the University of Amsterdam. He has (co-)authored more than 190 technical papers, holds 14 patents, is a former SPE Distinguished Lecturer, a SPE Distinguished Member, and the 2017 winner of the prestigious international SPE Drilling Engineering Award. At UT Austin, he directs drilling-related R&D in two industry consortia (RAPID and CODA) with over 25 industry company sponsors, covering drilling automation & control, sensor design, big data analytics, complex well construction challenges, and well abandonment & decommissioning. Recently, he has become involved in deep closed-loop geothermal drilling through UT’s new GEO initiative, for which he is the technical lead. In addition, he is the co-founder of 3 start-up companies, including SPYDR dedicated to drilling automation technologies, and is the CEO of his own consulting company.
Dr. Pradeep Ashok
Clay Flannigan