Better Predictability

Sponsored by: NOV

Focused on:

  • Automation
  • Trends

Date: 5 November


Time: 3PM London/10AM New York

There are a lot of factors that come into play when creating a wellbore. The drilling process is one of many but can include variables that can affect the overall supply chain, and potentially cause serious delays – and serious cost.

Drilling environments are seeing a growing need to shift to automated environments for better predictability surrounding these variables. Some drilling contracts see increased requirements for automation to be included to help manage the time and cost associated with unknown events.

In order to achieve the transition to a self-sustaining operation, there are skills and knowledge to acquire. Automation within drilling processes is here and is proven – learn how to implement the necessary tools to create a healthier overall lifecycle in your supply chain. Understand how better feedback and more reliable data can help increase predictability and decrease the potential for these serious events.

Gain key learnings around the growing need for automation in our industry, the benefits of fully adopting it into you drilling operations, and how we can help you begin, or continue, on your automation journey.

Presented by

Matt Jackson,

Product Development Engineering Supervisor – Drilling Automation

Matt Jackson joined NOV in 2013 as an Engineer in Wellbore Technology’s Momentum rotational program and served the next 2 years as a Drilling Solutions Engineer in Drilling & Intervention. In 2015, he moved over to the NOVOS team with Rig Technologies as a Field Engineer and was promoted to Product Development Engineering Supervisor in 2019.

Matt has a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University.

Key Learning Objectives

  • How automation is transforming the way the industry operates.
  • Trends in automation.
  • How automation can contribute to the overall success of the supply chain.
  • How to adopt and implement automation into your drilling operations.


  • Drilling Engineers
  • Engineers
  • Drilling Leads
  • Automation Leads or Managers
  • VPs of Rig Automation
  • Automation Implementation Managers
  • Rig Construction Leads
  • VPs of Rig Construction
  • Drilling Supervisors
  • Well Engineers
  • Automation Engineers
  • Rig Managers