Irish Drilling—Conclusion: Analyses promote cost-effective offshore drilling

Engineering downtime analysis of all exploration wells drilled off Ireland produced recommendations to improve drilling performance off Ireland. Drilling time-depth curves for different sectors can be used as a reference for estimating budgets for summer drilling.The first part of this series, published last week (OGJ, Dec. 5, 2005, p. 41), discussed the methodology of the engineering downtime analysis study recently commissioned by Ireland’s Petroleum Infrastructure Program, and the specifics of three of the five geographic areas encompassing Ireland’s offshore basins.This concluding part covers the far western and southwestern basins, including the Porcupine basin, Goban Spu...

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