EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE FOR AUTOMATING RIG OPERATIONS

Will L. McNair Texas Engineering Extension Service College Station, Tex. Several manufacturers are producing automated rig equipment, from complete systems to individual functions for existing drilling rigs. Significant improvements in well site time, costs of operations, and improved drilling performance have led drilling contractors to install this equipment on their rigs. This concluding installment of a two-part series details some of the equipment available for automating rigs.

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