Future Outlook and Perspectives

  • Chinthaka P. GooneratneEmail author
  • Bodong Li
  • Max Deffenbaugh
  • Timothy Moellendick
Part of the Smart Sensors, Measurement and Instrumentation book series (SSMI, volume 32)


This chapter discusses the current technological status of the drilling industry and the direction in which it is moving in to be in alignment with the fourth industrial revolution (4IR). To adapt and keep up with the resulting shifts and disruptions, and fully reap benefits from the technologies, associated with 4IR, it is believed that drilling will have to take a technology leap rather than a technology step.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chinthaka P. Gooneratne
    • 1
    Email author
  • Bodong Li
    • 2
  • Max Deffenbaugh
    • 3
  • Timothy Moellendick
    • 4
  1. 1.Drilling Technology DivisionEXPEC ARCDhahranSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.Drilling Technology DivisionEXPEC ARCDhahranSaudi Arabia
  3. 3.Aramco Research CenterHoustonUSA
  4. 4.Drilling Technology DivisionEXPEC ARCDhahranSaudi Arabia

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