Robotic Drilling Systems AS (RDS) develops a game changing drill-floor solution consisting of robotic technology for fully unmanned drill floor operations. The system handles pipe and tools and the technology can be applied both on pipe-deck and drill-floor on all drilling structures (new builds and retrofit) for both land and offshore installations.
The robotic control system ensures seamless, fast and precise work operations between the electric drill floor machines. The benefits are faster drilling operations, high safety level due to unmanned operations, and lower installation, maintenance and operations costs.
The technology development is supported by the Research Council of Norway, Statoil, Shell, ConocoPhillips, Total, ENI and Innovasjon Norge. RDS technical partner and largest shareholder is drilling contractor Odfjell Drilling.