GE, Noble Corp. in ‘world’s first’ digital drilling rig push

Offshore driller Noble Corporation and tech giant GE have teamed up and launched what they call “the world’s first digital drilling vessel.”

The duo says the project, tested aboard the Noble Globetrotter I drillship, is targeted to achieve 20 percent operational expenditure reduction across the targeted equipment and improve drilling efficiency.

“This is a concrete step forward to unlock the immense potential of digital solutions for offshore drilling operations,” GE said in a statement on Thursday.

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