Optimizing extended reach drilling in deepwater West Africa
An optimized BHA, detailed planning and advanced modeling enabled the team to drill the ERD well with a single BHA per interval. A challenging 12 1/4-in. tangent interval was drilled to reach the top of the pay zone keeping an 85° sail angle, setting a regional record of 11,150 ft flawlessly drilled from casing to casing in a single run.
Regional Report: Mediterranean
Noble Energy’s gas discoveries offshore Israel and Cyprus have caught the attention of international operators, such as Total and Eni, who will soon drill offshore Cyprus.
Operators turn up the heat in frigid NE
Smart caliper qualified for measurement-while-drilling operations
A new caliper tool was designed, tested and qualified to overcome fluid density and BHA placement challenges present in MWD calibration, especially during under-reaming operations.
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