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Instrumentation, measurement and sensor integration challenge drilling systems automation

One of eight defined challenges of drilling systems automation is IMS – instrumentation, measurement and sensors. John Macpherson of Baker Hughes is leading the challenge group that is addressing the integration of IMS into the drilling system to deliver reliable and accurate data in a timely fashion. At the 2014 IADC Drilling Systems Automation Roadmap Workshop last week in Vienna, Mr Macpherson spoke with Drilling Contractor associate editor Joanne Liou about the group’s efforts and issues around ownership of surface sensors.

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