BP completes record extended-reach well

David Knott Senior Editor Deutag Drilling is the drilling contractor for extended-reach wells in BP's Wytch Farm oil field. The Deutag rig on drill site M, used to drill the record-breaking M-11 well, is the largest in Europe, with a 3,000 hp draw works, three 1,600 hp mud pumps, and a 45,000 ft-lb top drive. Photo courtesy of BP. Wytch Farm Extended-Reach Drilling Radius [163,296 bytes] Wytch farm Extended Reach-Well Design [35,095 bytes] BP Exploration Operating Co. Ltd. completed a well in U.K. Wytch Farm oil field with a horizontal reach of 10.1 km, setting a world record. The M-11 well was drilled from an onshore drill site into a...

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