Robots Are Taking Over Oil Rigs
“The impact of technology extends well beyond the wellhead. Automation-related jobs for software specialists and data technicians are in demand as the oil industry recovers, said Janette Marx, chief operating officer of Airswift, an oilfield recruiter. She sees explorers and service companies being much more methodical and selective in their hiring this time around.
‘To me, it’s not just about automating the rig, it’s about automating everything upstream of the rig,’ says Ahmed Hashmi, head of upstream technology for BP Plc. ‘The biggest thing will be the systems.’”