March 2014
Special Focus

Automated MPD enables drilling of an “impossible” well in Mexico’s Veracruz basin

Application of fully automated, rapid-response managed pressure drilling (MPD) in eastern Mexico’s Veracruz basin made a well, deemed impossible to drill, achievable, paving the way for basin-wide exploitation of previously inaccessible reserves.

Javier Rodriguez Angel Montero Saúl Villalbos Marcos A. Chavarria Javier A. Morales Juan C. Beltran Carlos A. Ruiz Jimmy Rojas Blaine Dow

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