The NTNU team consists of Luis Alvarez, Mikaela Solberg, Jarle Ness and Henrik Helgeland.
Congratulations to the team of students from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) as the winning team for Group B of the 2021-2022 Drillbotics® competition. The team built and operated a physical rig to drill a directional well through multiple downhole targets. The team used a titanium rod inside aluminum drillpipe with the rod rotating the bit and the drillpipe adjusting azimuth. NTNU designed their own bit alongside engineers from Lyng Drilling and built their BHA per the sketch below. Surveys were taken at regular intervals. The team also created a digital twin of their rig to tune and develop their control models.