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  1. Rotary-steerable technology lowers drilling time, well costs

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 20 May 2002

    rig, with complex directional horizontal producers in the Paleocene, Heimdal sandstones at about 2,050 m TVD subsea . Drilling operations experienced no hole problems or wellbore instability during the 15-well Jotun drilling campaign. The

  2. Subsea advances in prospect

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    Mon, 14 May 2007

    wells. The recent Offshore Technology Conference highlighted several technologies, including those for lowering subsea drilling and operations costs as well as those for subsea processing, multiphase boosting, and wet-gas compression. Statoil

  3. SPECIAL REPORT: SAKHALIN RMR-1: Elvary Neftegaz plans riserless system for Sakhalin drilling program

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    Mon, 23 Apr 2007

    Neftegaz deployed a riserless mud-recovery (RMR) system off Sakhalin Island. An RMR system enables dual-gradient subsea drilling operations to take place with the well open at the seabed. There are no pressure-containment devices at the wellhead

  4. Technologies found to hike reserves, benefit HSE

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    Mon, 3 Apr 2000

    proponents considered the effects of cost-cutting initiatives as well as seven technology classes (Table 2): subsea , drilling , improved oil recovery, platform, seismic, floating production systems, and other technologies. Gains attributable

  5. Apache secures FPSO for Van Gough oil field

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    Tue, 8 May 2007

    to begin producing about 40,000 b/d of 20° gravity oil in 2009. The converted vessel will be linked to two subsea drilling centers having 10 production wells, two water injection wells, and one gas injection well. Apache has a 52.5

  6. OPERATORS BOOST OFFSHORE ACTION WHERE LEASES, PERMITS AVAILABLE

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    Mon, 4 Jun 1990

    Placid Oil Co. and partners shut down their floating/ subsea drilling and production system on Green Canyon Block 29. It ..... in 1,462 ft of water north of the Green Canyon 29 subsea drilling /production template. The satellite set a gulf production

  7. SELECTING TLP SUBSEA WELLHEAD REQUIRES COMPLEX PROCESS

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 16 Dec 1991

    also impact TLP drilling rig design. DEVELOPMENT PLANS Predrilled TLP production wells are simplified, and standard subsea drilling equipment and techniques can be used. Subsea BOP equipment up to 21 1/4 in. size is available. To avoid any subsea

  8. WORLD'S FIRST CONCRETE TLP TAKES SHAPE OFF NORWAY

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 15 Aug 1994

    predrilling program of nine wells in April, as well as batch setting 30 in. and 20 in. casing in all 56 slots of the subsea drilling template. The operation was completed 5 months ahead of schedule and with a cost saving of 200 million kroner

  9. U.K. SECTOR BUSY DURING WEATHER WINDOW

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    Mon, 20 Aug 1990

    b/d of oil and accommodate 24 wells. Piper Bravo will cost 580 million ($1.04 billion). A 200 metric ton subsea drilling template was installed at the new Piper location. Occidental plans to drill as many as six production wells before

  10. RECENT GULF OF MEXICO PIPELINE ACTIVITY REFLECTS INDUSTRY'S RECOVERY

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    Mon, 27 Aug 1990

    satellite wells. The fourth pipeline, a 10-mile bundle of 14 and 16-in. export lines for connecting the project's subsea drilling /production template to a shallow-water platform on Ship Shoal Block 207, was in the process of bottom tow when

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