WOODSIDE CLAIMS MARK IN DRILLING

A group led by Woodside Petroleum Pty. Ltd. has claimed a world record for extended reach drilling with a well in North Rankin field off Western Australia. The well, NRA 21, tapped North Rankin reservoir more than 3 miles from North Rankin Platform A. It had a total displacement of 20,275 ft, surpassing the mark set earlier this year by Norway's state owned Den norske stats oljeselskap AS in a well drilled from Statfjord Platform C in the Norwegian North Sea (OGJ, Apr. 15, p. 32).

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