SLB, Nabors collaborate on automated drilling solutions for oil and gas operators

January 11, 2024

(WO) —SLB and Nabors Industries announced a collaboration to scale the adoption of automated drilling solutions for oil and gas operators and drilling contractors. The agreement will enable customers to seamlessly integrate the companies’ drilling automation applications and rig operating systems to deliver improved well construction performance and efficiency.

Source: Nabors

The new integration provides customers with access to a broader suite of drilling automation technologies and greater flexibility to utilize their existing rig control systems and equipment on either SLB’s PRECISE or Nabors’ SmartROS rig operating system.

“System integration bottlenecks are one of the main roadblocks to global adoption of drilling automation,” said Jesus Lamas, president, Well Construction, SLB. “Our collaboration with Nabors will provide E&P customers and drilling contractors across the globe with greater access to high-performance drilling capabilities, including Neuro™ autonomous directional drilling.”

“This is a great example of how industry collaboration can break down barriers to scale adoption of automated drilling solutions industrywide,” said Subodh Saxena, senior vice president, Technology and Services, Nabors. “We are excited to team up with SLB to make certain solutions available to each other and to continue expanding the installed base of Nabors’ digital solutions beyond Nabors rigs.”

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