Press Esc to close



For full content view: Log in Now!

  • Oilwell testing in a GOM long-distance subsea tieback

    A. F. Harun

    King and King West oil fields are in the GOM and 100% BP operated. The fields include three subsea wells: King D5 and D6 wells and King West D3 well, located in 5,200-ft to 5,400-ft water depths. The wells are tied back to the Marlin TLP in 3,200-ft water depth. D3 well is connected to D5 well through a 2.3-mi, 6-in. by 10-in. pipe-in-pipe flowline. D5 and D6 are connected to the TLP via 17-mi, 8-in. × 12-in., dual actively heated west and east flowlines, respectively, Fig. 1. A remotely-operated, subsea-pigging valve located close to D6 is normally open. D5 and D6 are producing from the same reservoir, while D3 produces from another reservoir. For reservoir management purposes, D3 is equipped with a SubSea MultiPhase FlowMeter (SS MPFM) located in a jumper between the wellhead and the flowline.

This area of the site is restricted. In order to gain access, please either Log In, or subscribe to World Oil.

Two options are available to you for creating an account.

1. Get a Free Trial Subscription to World Oil Magazine and gain immediate access to select content on World Oil Online.

Start a Free Trial Subscription and gain immediate access to the complete current issue of World Oil Magazine. Plus, you’ll receive 3 upcoming issues of World Oil Magazine in print or digital format.* You also receive access to the Energy Events Calendar, Industry Statistics and WO Wire’s news and industry coverage.

Free Trial

2. Purchase a subscription to World Oil magazine and gain immediate and complete access to World Oil Online. As a Total Access subscriber you will have access to all areas of the site available to registered users and free subscribers as well as having access to such premium content areas as:

  • The Archives section containing over ten years of complete magazine archives,
  • The WO DataHub's engineering tables and directories,
  • The World Oil annual forecasts, including past predictions,
  • Select World Oil technical handbooks,
  • And much, much more!


Physical copies of this content may be available for purchase. Visit the Reprints & Back Issues section.

If you are already a paid subscriber and do not have access, please email



Engineering Data Tables

World Oil's specialized upstream Engineering Data Tables featuring the Drill Bit Classifier, Tubing Tables and more. Get Total Access today.


2013 Fracturing Technology

2013 Fracturing Technology