AUGER TLP WELL SYSTEM CHALLENGES AND INNOVATIONS

The Auger tension leg platform (TLP) has successfully employed novel features to satisfy challenging design requirements of drilling completing, and producing nearly four miles deep geopressured wells in deep water Gulf of Mexico (2860 ft). The well system is based on a unique combination of deepwater drilling technology and existing completion technology similar to bottom supported platforms. This proven well system technology will increase the industry's confidence in safely and cost effectively developing the future deep, geopressured wells in the deepwater environment. An overview of the Auger TLP well system is presented with emphasis on: predrill program, design and installation of the production riser system, and re-entering the predrilled wells and tying back the production liner to the TLP to prepare the wells for completion operation.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • OTC 95, 27th Annual Offshore Technology Conf; 1-4 May 1995; Houston, Tx, USA. Procs. Vol 3, ppr 7822, p 177 [8 p, 6 ref, 3 fig]
  • Authors:
    • Javanmardi, K
    • Peterson, J L
  • Publication Date: 1995

Language

  • English

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00727718
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 4 1996 12:00AM