Teams who participated in previous Drillbotics competitions have several advantages over any new entrants. They may have several years of experience, and they may be able to use all or part of the rig built earlier. For this reason, the Drillbotics committee created a separate category for first-time competitors. Those Group B teams compete against the previous year’s guidelines to help level the playing field. This year, new teams participated in the program by drilling a vertical well.
- École Nationale Polytechnique (ENP)
- Université Kasdi Merbah Ouargla (UKMO)