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Nabors Awarded Rig Automation Contract from Major Operator in the Middle East

February 11, 2024

As IPTC 2024 kicks off in Saudi Arabia this week, Nabors is pleased to share it has received a contract from a very large operator in the Middle East to deploy drilling automation technology and related services.

Initially Nabors will install its SmartROS® rig operating system on five working rigs.

The multi-round award process was competitive. The contract is significant as it marks the first rig automation project in this market.

The news follows several recent successful trials of SmartROS in the Middle East and proven performance for other customers on more than 157 drilling rigs worldwide. The automation platform delivers well construction efficiencies through repeatable and consistent outcomes and is available to all drilling contractors.

Read more about our recent successes and highlights from our fourth quarter and full-year 2024 earnings results.

Attending IPTC 2024? Stop by Stand 6100 in Hall 6 to see the SmartROS install-kit and learn more about recent deployments.