Extended Well Testing Boosts Prospects For Development Of Marginal Fields

Tom LeesonExpro North Sea Ltd. Aberdeen The Ocean Guardian semisubmersible rig performed an extended well test for BP in Foinaven field West of Shetland. Early production systems are key to BP's development plans for a number of finds in the frontier area. Photo courtesy of Expro. The future for oil and gas production in the North Sea appears bright. However, to maintain production and profitability, operators must find ways of bringing smaller and more marginal fields on stream while reducing development costs. Extended well testing (EWT) provides one route for both obtaining the data required to reduce the uncertainties-and thus the cost...

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