Would you like to start a free subscription?
Remember me | Forgot password
For full content view: Log in Now!
With nearly one million feet of hole drilled in Alaskan North Slope wells using “matched” point-the-bit RSS/extended gauge drilling technology, application of rotary steerable drilling techniques in remote Alpine field development wells has increased reservoir exposure through Extended-Reach Drilling (ERD) profiles. This has resulted in several record slimhole horizontal lengths. Similar in many respects to offshore platform drilling, the Alpine wells demonstrate the potential of rotary steerable drilling techniques for ERD wells offshore.
Beyond enhancing development of new reserves with fewer wells and smaller footprints, using a Rotary Steerable System (RSS) to drill extended-reach lengths can improve production, increase reserves of existing fields, and enable marginal-field development, which has been made economically feasible by the present higher commodity price environment. In the case of the Alpine field’s satellite development wells, the extended lateral exposure has proved additional reserves.
Offshore drilling platforms often dictate hole size and equipment limits.
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.
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:
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 CustomerService@worldoil.com.
World Oil's specialized upstream Engineering Data Tables featuring the Drill Bit Classifier, Tubing Tables and more. Get Total Access today.
Kuala Lumpur - March 25-28
The Woodlands, TX - April 1-3
Houston, TX - April 6-9
All material subject to strictly enforced copyright laws.
© 2014 World Oil. © 2014 Gulf Publishing Company.