New ERD projects target 40,000 ft and beyond

New extended-reach drilling projects are driving the development of innovative technologies and changing operating practices.BP PLC is funding the design of a new land rig that can drill to 40,000 ft on the North Slope and Statoil ASA is planning to overhaul three platforms and begin extended-reach drilling at Gullfaks in 2007. Royal Dutch/Shell will also drill an extended-reach development well in the UK sector of the North Sea from one of its existing platforms.Technology-savvy operators have used extended-reach drilling around the world, beginning with BP’s successful Wytch Farm wells in 1995 (Table 1). Other European ERD projects include: RWE-DEA AG’s wells from the Mittel...

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