Drill Floor Robot DFR-1500 - Photo courtesy of Nabors

How Much Has the Oil Industry Been Robotized and What Would It Gain in Taking This Further?

The continuous changes in the oil industry lead us to start searching for new technologies, and one of these is the processes automation in oil facilities. Automated drilling systems mitigate the risk caused to drilling equipment, reduce costs and improve efficiency. Operating these systems remotely will be the next step…

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Raul Palencia is an engineer and researcher with more than 10 years of experience as a geologist. He graduated from the prestigious University of Andes (ULA), later he received a master’s degree in reservoir engineering at the Venezuela Hydrocarbons University. During his career development, he worked for oil companies in positions such as: field geologist, reservoir engineer and reservoir simulation. He has worked in Argentina, Ecuador, Mexico and Venezuela. He currently resides in Texas. 

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