The NTNU Drillbotics team supervised by BRU21 goes to the finals and is ranked #1 after evaluation of reports for Phase 1 of the 2021-2022 competition!
Drillbotics is an international competition between universities organized by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). The challenge is to design, build and successfully implement a fully functional drilling rig at lab scale in order to perform fully autonomous directional drilling through a rock sample. The aim of the competition is to promote the application of digital solutions and autonomous systems into drilling operations. This will bring innovation and technology development from the academy which can be applied at an industrial scale
Final tests will be held in May and June of 2022 in Houston and Celle. The Team consist of Mikaela Solberg, Luis Alvarez, Jarle Ness and Henrik Helgeland. Congratulations!
BRU21 is NTNU’s Research and Innovation Program in Digital and Automation Solutions for the Oil and Gas Industry. It supports the digital transformation of the industry. Drilling and Well is one of the 6 program areas in the program. This video newsletter presents projects and selected solutions developed in BRU21. https://www.ntnu.edu/bru21/news
The Drillbotics team participated in the Drillbotics competition that took place in Celle, Germany.
Sadly the rig could not arrive to the competition venue due to customs issues. However, the team held presentation for the judges.
The team presented rig design and drilling strategy for the competition in front of the judges and other competitors. The focus of the competition this year was directional drilling and downhole measurements.