Chevron sponsors development of autonomous drilling tool

Chevron Energy Technology has signed an agreement to co-sponsor the development of Badger Explorer’s autonomous drilling tool through the Badger Explorer Demonstrator Programme.

The drilling tool is an autonomous ‘fly-by-wire’ exploration system that removes the need for fixed rig drilling.

The objective of the demonstrator programme is to move Badger technology from the prototype stage to a viable and robust commercial product.