February 2014
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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 12¼-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.

Hernando Jerez Rafael Dias Jim Tilley

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