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Updated FAQs 8 Feb

The FAQs for the 2021 competition was updated 8 Feb to address questions from several teams.  An example of the questions include: Do we simulate a consolidated virtual rig to drill a well, or only model the 7 items mentioned in …

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Phase II Finalists Announced

The Drillbotics committee met on 28 January to select the teams who will advance to Phase II of the 2020-2021 Drillbotics Competition.  Each team was notified by an email that included comments from the judges that were specific to …

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Safety Case

For the Drillbotics competition, team safety is very important to us.  This is one of the first things that judges look for.  Appendix B mentions a safety case and outlines just some of the areas that teams should examine to …

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Autonomous Drilling with a Miniature Drilling Rig

“Design a drilling 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.”

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