RWE Dea drilling in Germany

05/16/2005
The Wietze drilling department, part of drilling and production engineering at the Hamburg headquarters of German operator RWE Dea AG, owns and operates two rigs in addition to those leased from drilling contractors. The powerful (6,500 hp) T-160 rig has a 580-tonne maximum hook load capacity and runs on DC power generated by three Caterpillar 12-cylinder diesel engines. The low-noise rig features sound-insulated power equipment, pumps, and hoist.Wietze began operating the T-160 rig in 1997 and uses it to drill up to two gas wells/year in Lower Saxony, the center of Germany’s gas production. According to statements made at RWE Dea’s annual press conference on Mar. 2, 2005, Wie...
read-story

Why Register?

Non-subscribers can only view whitepapers by providing name, home and email address, phone number and other information and comment on/rate articles.

Why Subscribe?

Oil & Gas Journal subscribers with login credentials can access these premium features of OGJ Online:

  • Current Issue – an html version of the current week's issue of Oil & Gas Journal.
  • Past Issues – An Electronic OGJ Archive. A keyword-searchable archive of all issues of Oil & Gas Journal dating back to 1990; also searchable by issue date.
  • Market Journal – a weekly round-up of the oil and gas markets, with observations from leading analysts.
  • Editor's Perspective – a short article of insight and opinion by the Editor of Oil & Gas Journal.
  • OGJ Industry Stats – quick access to current industry statistics from Oil & Gas Journal.
  • OGJ Survey Downloads - quick access to exclusive reports from Oil & Gas Journal.

 

Subscriber Help or Subscribe

Oil & Gas Journal Subscribers: Have your subscription number (from the mailing label on the cover of your Oil & Gas Journal) and e-mail address ready to set up your online account through Customer Service Assistant.

If you're not an Oil & Gas Journal subscriber, start a subscription and gain access to the subscriber areas of OGJ Online now.

Stay Connected