Wed, 10/19/2016 - 13:00

Dr. Eric van Oort, director of RAPID, receives the prestigious 2016 SPE membership award. The SPE Board of Directors approved the 2016 International Award recipients at their recent meeting in Girdwood, Alaska. Sixteen international award committees selected these winners from a pool of first rate candidates. The recipients were recommended to the board and approved because of their outstanding and significant technical, professional, and service contributions to SPE and the petroleum industry. 2016 SPE President D.

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 21:45

Scholars from UT Austin, the RAPID group, spent two weeks at IRIS, Norway, as part of the project NorTex Data Science Cluster, funded by the Research Council of Norway.

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 21:30

The Journal for Petroleum Technology, featured RAPID in July, 2015 with "The Dawn of a New Automation Consortium." (SPE subscription or download a pdf copy here). From the article:

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 15:30

(note: Submission deadline extended to April 17th!) The 2015 Dynamic Systems and Control (DSC) Conference will be held Wednesday through Friday, October 28-30, at the Hilton Columbus Downtown Hotel in Columbus, Ohio.

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 17:30

Drs. van Oort and Ashok presented recent efforts in drilling automation in a SPE webinar earlier this semester.

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 12:00

In December, UT students submitted a rig design for SPE DSATS drilling compeition which will occur in the late spring of 2015. The design was accepted for the competition. Sorry for the blurry picture or our rig. We will certainly sharpen it up before the competition and repost it here.

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 10:45

Watch Dr. Eric van Oort and other researchers in the PGE discuss high-tech drilling research at U.T. Austin