September 2018, Vol. 245, No. 9

Tech Notes

Norwegian Driller's Subsea Robotics Include Pipe-Handling Systems

An offshore drilling company from Norway is using energy chains from igus to help provide a reliable power supply under extreme conditions for automated drilling operations on platforms. Robotic Drilling Systems AS in Stavanger, Norway – a central city in the European oil industry – developed robots in an effort to fully automate drill floor operation of oil rigs. Oil platform drilling is one of the most dangerous occupations in the world, as workers must contend with high waves, storms with high winds, oil, mud, and rain. Drill pipes are driven from the uphole, unscrewed and then reassembled under heavy pressure. The robotic systems must stand up

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