Total drills extended-reach record in Tierra del Fuego

EXTENDED-REACH DRILLING-1 Roland Vighetto, Matthieu Naegel, Emmanuel Pradi? Total Austral SA Tierra del Fuego, Argentina Located at the southern tip of South America in Tierra del Fuego, the Cullen Norte No. 1 set a world record 10,585 m of horizontal displacement, reaching a TD of 11,184 m in March 1999. Forasol's Rig No. 1625/3, on location facing the South Atlantic Ocean, uses a variety of innovative extended-reach drilling technologies, including a horizontal pickup-laydown machine and cuttings-weighing equipment (Fig. 1). This horizontal pickup-laydown machine allowed Total and Forasol to overcome space limitations associated...

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