Congratulations to the UND Drillbotics team for being selected by the SPE Drillbotics™ committee as one of the nine finalists who will proceed to Phase II of the 2017-2018 Competition. UND is one of the five selected Universities in the U.S. and among nine Universities internationally.
The UND Drillbotics Team express their sincere thanks to Hess, Oasis Petroleum, Statoil, Zarvona Energy, the industry sponsors of the drillbotics project, for their generous support.
About the Drillbotics Competition
The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) runs the Drillbotics competition each year. The aim of the project is to design a rig and related equipment to autonomously drill a vertical well as quickly as possible, while maintaining borehole quality and integrity of the drilling rig and drillstring. The team from each University consists of 5 students and if their design is approved, they will proceed with the manufacturing of the rig. The project has several requirements to be met, including the budget limit of $10,000. This year a group of 12 including Mechanical, Petroleum and Electrical Engineering students involved in this project. The design phase ends by end of Fall 17.