Press Esc to close

WorldOil

CONTENT PREVIEW

For full content view: Log in Now!

  • Single-trip multilateral junction technology reduces well costs


    Mark Glaser, Tage Heng and Olle Balstad

    The Åsgard subsea development incorporates three separate fields 120 miles offshore at 984-ft water depth in the Norwegian Sea: Smørbukk, Smørbukk Sør and Midgard, Fig. 1. The prospect development is at an advanced stage with limited availability of subsea template slots for new well development. On Smørbukk Sør Field, there are four templates: three for production and one for injection. The injection template had only one available slot. Since Statoil planned to inject gas into two formations, it was necessary to drill a multilateral well using the single slot. This well would require a Technology Advancement for Multilaterals (TAML) Level 4 multilateral (ML) junction system to prevent sand incursion, which was a problem with both formations, and it would also have to be capable of being switched to production after 10 years of gas injection.

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!

Subscribe


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.

WO DATA HUB

EngineeringTablesIcon-Large

Engineering Data Tables

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

WO SUPPLEMENTS

2013 Fracturing Technology

2013 Fracturing Technology

ENERGY EVENTS

Upcoming Events