The guidelines for the new competition have just been released. This year, students will create a “self driving BHA.” The challenge is to design and build something that resembles a mud motor or a rotary steerable tool. BHGE is designing a new bit that this 1/8″ larger, so there is a bit more room for the downhole equipment. Don’t get too engaged with the current pipe specification. We are discussing something with more strength, especially at the connector, to deal with the flexing during the build section.
Also, there are two entry categories, for new and existing teams. Plus everyone will compete at the same time and location (one in Europe and one in North America). More later.
Please complete the registration information on the Guidelines Page so we know who to contact.