Inland barge to allow cluster drilling in Nigeria

Parker's Rig 75 employs a lift-and-roll system, allowing Shell to drill six locations from one pad without moving to a new location. In this photo, workers place the final touches in a New Iberia, La., constuction yard before shipping to Nigeria(Fig. 1). Photo courtesy of Parker Drilling.Click here to enlarge imageA unique shallow-water drilling barge designed for sequential well drilling should commence operations in September in the Tunu field of Nigeria. "The barge will allow us to remain in place and drill a cluster of six wells without moving," says Herman Schellstede, president and owner of Herman J. Schellstede & Associates Inc.The concept for Parker Drilling Co.'s Rig 75...

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