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Title: Amoco opens drilling test facility to industry

Abstract

Budget cuts and reductions in expense-related items forced Amoco Exploration Production Technology Group (EPTG) to gradually open its drilling technology test facility (DTTF) to external companies and to collaborations with other technology-interested institutions. This change not only allowed the DTTF to survive, but it has prospered. The facilities initially provided a low risk, cost effective environment to advance drilling and completion technology for Amoco by providing a means to rigorously test new downhole tools, fluids, and procedures. Since the inception of the new objective, the DTTF has more than doubled the work being done for external companies to a point where over half of all testing done at the facilities is for companies other than Amoco. This figure is expected to exceed 60% by the end of 1997. The paper describes the test facility and its equipment, the geology of the site, data collection, rig simulator, and accomplishments.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. OGCI Management, Tulsa, OK (United States)
  2. Amoco Production Co., Tulsa, OK (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
462711
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Oil and Gas Journal
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 95; Journal Issue: 14; Other Information: PBD: 7 Apr 1997
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; WELL DRILLING; TEST FACILITIES; WELL COMPLETION; DRILLING EQUIPMENT; FIELD PRODUCTION EQUIPMENT; PERFORMANCE TESTING; SITE CHARACTERIZATION; DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEMS; DRILLING RIGS

Citation Formats

Westermark, R.V., and Bray, R.P. Amoco opens drilling test facility to industry. United States: N. p., 1997. Web.
Westermark, R.V., & Bray, R.P. Amoco opens drilling test facility to industry. United States.
Westermark, R.V., and Bray, R.P. Mon . "Amoco opens drilling test facility to industry". United States.
@article{osti_462711,
title = {Amoco opens drilling test facility to industry},
author = {Westermark, R.V. and Bray, R.P.},
abstractNote = {Budget cuts and reductions in expense-related items forced Amoco Exploration Production Technology Group (EPTG) to gradually open its drilling technology test facility (DTTF) to external companies and to collaborations with other technology-interested institutions. This change not only allowed the DTTF to survive, but it has prospered. The facilities initially provided a low risk, cost effective environment to advance drilling and completion technology for Amoco by providing a means to rigorously test new downhole tools, fluids, and procedures. Since the inception of the new objective, the DTTF has more than doubled the work being done for external companies to a point where over half of all testing done at the facilities is for companies other than Amoco. This figure is expected to exceed 60% by the end of 1997. The paper describes the test facility and its equipment, the geology of the site, data collection, rig simulator, and accomplishments.},
doi = {},
journal = {Oil and Gas Journal},
number = 14,
volume = 95,
place = {United States},
year = {1997},
month = {4}
}