Human Factors in Automation

Recorded On: 09/22/2015

Why include human factors engineering in the design of automated rigs? On the surface it seems like a reasonable question. Why would we need to consider the needs of human operators if they are to be replaced by drilling systems automation technology. Ms. DiFiore will review the introduction of automation to other safety-critical industries and demonstrate that humans are never fully taken out of the operational loop; rather their roles and tasks are redefined, sometimes requiring different personnel altogether. Anticipating the changing roles of personnel during the evolution of an automated system as well as ensuring that their operational requirements are met through user-centered design is an integral part of adopting a successful automated system. Ms. DiFiore will conclude with a review of relevant human systems integration practices that will steer the industry to awareness of the human elements that must be addressed to successfully realize drilling systems automation.

This webinar is categorized under the Drilling discipline.

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Amanda DiFiore

CIRCADIAN Expert Services

Amanda DiFiore is a human factors engineer who has worked in the transportation industry for the past 14 years. She has worked to improve the safety and efficiency of transportation operations in aviation, rail and transit working in both the government and the private sector. Specifically, her work has spanned human systems integration, work space design and evaluation, applied cognition and organizational development and training. Ms. DiFiore served as an engineering psychologist for the Department of Transportation for 7 years and has since worked in the private sector as a government contractor and fee-for-service human factors consultant. Most recently, Ms. DiFiore has been applying her human factors skills to drilling operations including human-centered design of a driller's work space. Ms. DiFiore is the Human-Systems Integration group lead on the Drilling Systems Automation (DSA) Roadmap, a cross-industry effort to define the necessary short- and long-term steps required for successful automation implementation.

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09/22/2015 at 9:30 AM (EDT)   |  90 minutes
09/22/2015 at 9:30 AM (EDT)   |  90 minutes Scheduled for 90 minutes.
CEU Credit
0.15 CEU credits  |  Certificate available
0.15 CEU credits  |  Certificate available CEU Credit