CONOCO'S HORIZONTAL DRILLING BOOSTS FLOW RATES IN NORTH SEA

Units of Conoco Inc. have drilled their first two horizontal wells in the U.K. and Dutch North Sea, achieving good flow rates at both. The wells used the medium radius technique, employing specially designed motor systems to achieve angle build rates of 6-20/100 ft. In Block 49/16 off Britain, the well by Conoco (U.K.) Ltd. in North Valiant gas field was the first horizontal drilling in the southern gas province of the North Sea. It also was the first time the medium radius technique was used

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