The drilling industry first tried to adopt tripping process automation eight to 10 years ago, without success. Now, version 2.0 is being launched, and National Oilwell Varco (NOV) is armed with lessons learned from the previous attempt, said Tom Yost, Director Business and Technology Development – Rig Systems, for NOV. In this video with DC, Mr Yost talks about what has changed in the industry that will lend itself to a successful adoption of tripping process automation, as well as the barriers that must be crossed before the industry can win in the race to automation. Watch the video for more information.
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