FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions

These FAQs are intended to answer commonly posed questions about DSA (Drilling Systems Automation).

Drilling Systems Automation – what is it?

Drilling systems automation is the application of advanced control and algorithm programs that manage any aspects of drilling operations. these range from the programmed start up of rig mud circulation pumps to the closed loop systems in downhole rotary steerable tools.

What is Drilling Systems Augmentation?

Augmentation encapsulates Automation and Digitalization.
• Augmentation is about enhancing human expertise with technology that makes them more efficient and valuable.
• Augmentation is an interactive digital extension of human capabilities.

What is DSABOK?

A global portal linked to all things on drilling augmentation as an easy access to information and knowledge.

Why is it relevant to drilling?

Drilling (system) augmentation is a fast-moving new technology application that is being implemented by drilling contractors, service companies and many specialist (small) support companies. Knowledge enables better decision making.

How do I input to DSABOK?

Go to contact us page and input your offering. We are open to any and all input.

Is DSABOK an SPE DSATS product?

No: it was launched as a stand-alone industry initiative to enable affiliation with multiple organizations (IADC, SPE, Energistics, OPC Foundation) and not be locked into one alone. SPE DSATS is one of these six affiliates.