BP TAPS WYTCH FARM WITH EXTENDED REACH WELLS

BP Exploration Operating Co. Ltd. has completed a well with an extended reach of 5,000 m in its Wytch Farm oil field in Dorset, U.K. The well is claimed by BP to be a world record horizontal displacement for a shallow well, having a true vertical depth of 1,530 m. The F19 well is the second extended reach well in the field. It was drilled from an onshore site on the Goathorn Peninsula into the field's Sherwood reservoir which extends under Poole Harbour into Poole Bay. Wytch Farm holds

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