Drillbotics 2016 Student Competition

For the second year in a row, the University of Agder has a team in the Drillbotics International Student Competition. See This Link for more details. The UiA team consists of 4 students in the final year of the Mechatronics Bachelor degree. One of the students has experience as a service engineer in one of the SFI Partner companies.


The 2015-2016 UiA team consists of the following team members: Yvonne Kjellevand, Maxime Marien, Terje Molnes and Emil M├╝hlbradt Sveen, see photo below (next to a scaled-down top compensator from NOV).


– Has studied Biology and has experience from sales.
– The Drillbotics project seemed exciting and challenging and gives us a chance to work interdisciplinary.
– Wants to study Industrial Economy and Technology Management after the Bachelor Mechatronics.

Maxime Marien
– Experience as an industrial worker in Kristiansand.
– Chose the Drillbotics project because of the challenge.
– In the future, wants to work with autonomous machines in industry.

Emil M├╝hlbradt Sveen
– Has education as a pilot. Work experience within sales, service and safety.
– The Drillbotics project seemed interesting and multidisciplinary with relevance also outside drilling.
– Wants more practical experience, for example as a service-engineer, before possibly a Master Mechatronics later.

Terje Molnes
– Has studied automation at the Kvadraturen School in Kristiansand and completed the certificate of apprenticeship (fagbrev) at former Aker Solutions MH in Kristiansand. Has since worked for Aker in electrical engineering and the CCTV department. The last two years before the Bachelor Mechatronics I worked as a test engineer mainly with HPU and pipe-handling systems.
– I have been interested in the oil&gas industry for a long time. Hence, the Drillbotics project seemed like an opportunity to learn more about the process as well as to develop skills in design and programming of a control system.
– Wants to work as a service-engineer or with product development.