Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section (DSATS)
The purpose of DSATS is to accelerate the development and implementation of systems automation in the well drilling industry by supporting initiatives which communicate the technology, recommend best practices, standardize nomenclature and help define the value of drilling systems automation.
DSATS Library is a login accessible series of folders and files containing documents generated by DSATS or related to DSATS activities. Login is available to members of SPE.
A DSATS sub-committee delivered a demonstration of interoperability in a simulation for the cycle to drill-a-stand in 2011. The sequence of Use Cases was published in 2013.
Drillbotics® is an international competition for universities to design and build a small drilling rig that uses sensors and control algorithms to autonomously drill a rock sample provided by SPE’s Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section (DSATS).