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Schlumberger And NOV Collaborate To Accelerate Automated Drilling Options

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Schlumberger and NOV are to work together to speed up automated drilling solutions for oil and gas operators and drilling contractors.

The agreement will enable customers to combine Schlumberger surface and downhole drilling automation solutions with NOV’s rig automation platform to deliver superior well construction performance. This integrated offering enables the automation of manual workflows, improving safety, decision making, consistency, and efficiency in drilling operations.

“We are pleased to collaborate with NOV and to integrate its rig automation interface with our drilling automation solutions to unlock higher performance for operators and drilling contractors. Leveraging downhole and surface automation applications, we can deliver enhancements in operations safety and efficiency, and deliver top-quartile wells for our customers consistently,” said Olivier Le Peuch, CEO of Schlumberger.

The combined solution leverages advanced AI from the Schlumberger DrillOps on-target well delivery technology, while NOV’s NOVOS process-automation platform controls all NOV rig equipment within the operational envelope. The two technologies will work together to manage compliance to procedure and to reach best-in-class operational performance.

The family of DrillOps solutions includes open and modular technologies that leverage Schlumberger’s deep drilling domain knowledge and advanced machine learning applications to execute the digital drilling plan consistently and to automate drilling tasks, attaining higher levels of efficiency.

NOVOS is a state-of-the-art open platform, automating repetitive drilling activities, benefiting contractors by allowing drillers to focus on consistent process execution and safety and benefiting operators by optimizing drilling programs.

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