SPE Online Education
Unmanned Drilling Operations: Automation, Mechanization, Data, and AI
Recorded On: 09/26/2022
The focus of this webinar centers around automation and mechanization (topics that overlap but distinctly different) – the data systems and structure that go with it, as well as what the problems are inherent to things moving forward with various forms of AI (Artificial Intelligence).
This webinar is categorized under the Drilling technical discipline.
All content contained within this webinar is copyrighted by Chuck Wright and its use and/or reproduction outside the portal requires express permission from Chuck Wright.
Chuck Wright has been with NOV for 15yrs as of Oct2022 and started in ReedHycalog’s PDL (Pressurized Drilling Laboratory). He has been involved in various forms of drilling research and accelerating products to market. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Nuc Eng, MBA in general business, and an MIT degree in Advanced Technologies (agreement between NOV and MIT). He has 23yrs with US military (retired) and came out of power generation/petro chemical prior to NOV. Currently the R&D Ops Manager at NOV’s Springett Technology Center located in Navasota, Texas with his fingers in a little bit of everything these days.
Brendan Smith (Moderator)
Brendan Smith is Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at SeekOps. Leading up to the formation of SeekOps, Brendan conducted research at the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab where his focus was on laser spectroscopy applications, leveraging intelligent autonomous aerial systems for detection of methane leak anomalies. In 2017, Brendan spun-off his research from JPL and his graduate studies on unmanned systems conducted at the Mechatronics, Embedded Systems, and Automation (MESA) Lab at the University of California, Merced to tackle a large problem in oil & gas – methane emissions. SeekOps utilizes small unmanned aerial systems for effective and accurate gas emissions monitoring.
Brendan leads a multi-disciplinary team of engineers, scientists, and software developers in the commercialization and new applications of the miniature tunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy (TDLAS) trace-gas sensors in the energy industry. SeekOps works with major Oil & Gas and Renewable or Biogas and Landfill customers to provide rapid, comprehensive, and cost-effective drone-based methane emission measurements globally.
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