Record HPHT Norwegian well drilled with MPD flow detection and control ///

The Mandarin East well exhibited the most extreme temperature and pressure ever encountered while drilling a Norwegian well. Planning for this exploratory well had anticipated a surface pressure of nearly 15,000 psi and extremely high temperatures. To understand and control wellbore dynamics while maintaining an overbalanced wellbore, operator BG Norge installed a managed pressure drilling (MPD) system to provide early kick detection and allow for wellbore breathing mitigation.

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