STATOIL CLAIMS WORLD RECORD IN EXTENDED REACH

Innovative downhole engineering lies behind Den norske stats oljeselskap AS's claim to a world record for extended reach drilling. A combination of techniques enabled Norway's national oil company to control downhole drag and torque so successfully that a new mark of 23,917 ft horizontal reach could be set Jan. 26 with its 33/9-C2 well (OGJ, Feb. 1, p. 24). Statoil drilled the water injection well from the Statfjord platform in the Norwegian North Sea to boost production from the

Feb 16th, 1993
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