Helmsman, a sliding control system that drillers can trust

Helmsman drills a smooth horizontal oil well using steerable mud motor, with incredible 86% accuracy, 94% efficiency, and 35% higher ROP. Helmsman means reliability.

Helmsman will produce high quality horizontal wells, consistently, significantly faster,  and save hundreds of millions of dollars for oil industry every year.

Robustness and reliability of Helmsman comes from the rigorous logic of intersection of three fields: physics, advanced control systems, and predictive AI. 

Helmsman is not an Artificial Intelligence (AI) black-box. Purely AI based systems have a reliability problem- no matter how many million miles of drilling you use for training, there will be scenarios that they will not know. 

Helmsman, on other hand, is based on physics and mathematical models and a slight touch of AI. It is the scientific rigor that makes Helmsman transparent and predictable in any situation. 

Some of our scientists, partners, and advisors

N. P. Kulkarni

Tone Rosingholm
Claude Pruneau

Tony Pink

Girish Chowdhary
Stefan Thomke

Terry Virts

Mark Baskaran


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