Human factors in drilling automation

The efficient utilization of automation systems necessitates a clear understanding of the interaction of the human operator, the automation system and any automated routines being run. Precision Drilling is installing the newest generation of drilling automation control systems on their fleet of rigs and wishes to understand both the interaction of the human driller with the automation system by creating a monitoring application which will record all human inputs to the system as well as catalog the routine or operation the automation system executes during a normal drilling operation. By cataloging and analyzing this data, inefficiencies will be identified – specifically ones where the human interrupts automation routines.

Ali Farhangfar
Faculty Supervisor: 
Roman Shor
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