STATOIL CLAIMS RECORD FOR EXTENDED REACH

Norway's Den norkse stats oljeselskap AS has laid claim to the world record for the longest extended reach well. Statoil's Statfjord C10 well in Block 33/09 of the Norwegian North Sea, now on stream, had a horizontal displacement of 16,410 ft. It was drilled to 20,336 ft measured depth from Statfjord field's concrete gravity based platform. With minor changes it will be possible to drill as much as 6,560 ft farther than C10, Statoil said.

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