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Automation and other advanced rig technology are marching forward, and the IADC Advanced Rig Technology Committee formed to develop guidelines across a broad range of areas. The committee will meet next at OTC in Room 406 of Reliant Center, from 1:30-3:30 pm. Registration for OTC is not necessary to attend the meeting.

IADC Advanced Rig Technology Committee to meet during OTC

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The meeting will cover several key areas:

  • a. Reliability: Collection of statistics on top-drive reliability
  • b. Standardization of control motions for key systems, including:
    • i. Primary safety systems
    • ii. Control chairs
  • c. Harmonizing software interfaces
  • d. Decision matrix & guidelines:
    • i. Matrix to assess whether an automated system is appropriate in a given situation
    • ii. Guidance to drilling contractors on operating advanced rig equipment;
    • iii. Training guidance
    • iv. HSE guidance
  • e. Rig technology in the future

More information is available at www.iadc.org/committees/advanced_rig_technology/meetings/05-05-2008.htm. Contact mike.killalea@iadc.org (713-292-1945, ext 222) for more information.

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