IRISH DRILLING-1: Study analyzes downtime of exploration wells

A recent engineering study of downtime analysis of all exploration wells drilled to date in Ireland provides indicative drilling time-depth curves that can be used for estimating budgets for summer drilling in different sectors offshore Ireland.The study was commissioned by Ireland’s Petroleum Affairs Division (PAD), part of the Irish Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources. In 1997, PAD set up the Irish Petroleum Infrastructure Program to promote hydrocarbon exploration and development activities in Ireland.Downtime analysis produces recommendations to improve drilling performance offshore Ireland. The first part of this series includes discussion of basins off t...

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