SPECIAL REPORT: Well-specific guidelines adopted for dynamic positioning

In the last decade, offshore operators have developed and refined an emergency response system with standardized format and nomenclature for dynamically positioned drilling operations.For each well or location, a dynamically positioned rig is given well-specific operational guidelines (WSOG), which determine when alerts should be given and what action is appropriate.This article discusses the issue of operational limit setting used in DP operations. It traces the history of WSOG since 1998 and also examines the reasons behind its widespread use in DP drilling and other operations.Modern WSOG has its origins with the Ocean Alliance campaign in the late 1990s on the Nyk High, Vema Dome, and...

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