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Drilling Benefits of New MPD Technology in Deep Water Exploration WellsNormal access

Author: P. Fredericks
Event name: First EAGE Workshop on Deepwater Exploration in Mexico: Foster collaboration to unlock potential
Session: Overcoming Operational Challenges Part II
Publication date: 15 May 2018
DOI: 10.3997/2214-4609.201800628
Organisations: EAGE
Language: English
Info: Extended abstract, PDF ( 705.81Kb )
Price: € 20

In deepwater exploration wells uncertainty in pore pressure (PP) and fracture gradient (FG) and the margin between them increases the potential risk of gas influx, lost circulation, and wellbore instability. The risk of total losses is even greater in deepwater exploration prospects that contain salt and fractured carbonates. A new managed pressure drilling (MPD) system has been used in Guyana to drill deepwater exploration wells that have many of the same problems and potential risks that will occur in Mexico.

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