HOUSTON – American Electric Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:AETI) is using the 2012 Offshore Technology Conference to introduce its new M&I DrillAssist Drilling Control System.
Based on technology acquired from Amnor earlier this year, DrillAssist is designed to manage, control and monitor drilling rig operations and incorporates these control system elements:
- Draw works control/AutoDriller with WOB, ROP, standpipe pressure and torque control
- Mud pump control
- To drive/rotary table monitor
- Power system management covering all rig power equipment
- Rig monitoring and communications.
AETI says DrillAssist will run on many PLC platforms and can be configured as either chair or stand-up and other cabin options.