STATOIL SETS WORLD MARK FOR HORIZONTAL DRILLING WITH WELL IN NORTH SEA

Norway's Den norkse stats oljeselskap AS has set a world horizontal drilling record in its prolific Statfjord field in the Norwegian North Sea. Statoil's C39 well, drilled from the Statfjord C platform, has a horizontal section of 7,035 ft and is producing about 30,000 b/d. It has a measured depth of 17,567 ft and a true vertical depth of 7,035 ft.

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