Rig control systems offer a wealth of opportunity for reducing NPT. However, to drive such improvement, drilling contractors must understand their control systems, and integration must be achieved to maximize performance. Data also must be leveraged, Randy Mutch, VP of Wellsite Technology at Ensign Energy Services, said in a keynote presentation at the 2016 IADC Advanced Rig Technology Conference on 14 September in Galveston, Texas. Further, Mr Mutch advocated for the development of industrywide standards and for changes to standard drilling contracts to support evolving technologies. To learn more, watch DC’s video with Mr Mutch from the conference.