Technology such as big data and analytics, sensors and control systems offers oil and gas companies the chance to automate high-cost, dangerous or error-prone tasks. With the substantial production volumes of offshore production, even small improvements in production efficiency and production equipment will have meaningful financial impact. Companies that successfully employ automation can significantly improve their earnings. UiS Drillbotics and NPF have the pleasure of inviting Aker BP, NOV, Pro Well Plan and Westgroup to have them talk about how they are capturing this opportunity, and accelerating their efforts towards a more automated and digitalized industry.
Successful automation programs have staff with backgrounds ranging from process automation, data management and cybersecurity to interface design. Building multidisciplinary teams is key in the oil and gas industry, which is why we encourage students of all disciplinaries to attend.