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Gulf team delivers on DP drillship promise

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Abstract

The technological achievements of the project by Amoco and BP to complete a deepwater subsea well in the Gulf of Mexico from a dynamically positioned (DP) vessel are described. In 2000, the dual activity drillship, Discoverer Enterprise (owned by Transocean Sedco Forex), completed the Nile well in the Viosca Knoll area and then the King Well in Mississippi Canyon Block 85. Stringent safety and environmental protection criteria imposed by Amoco and BP drove the design of the Dril-Quip subsea wellhead to ensure that the wellhead profile and connector coped with the worst case scenario. BP also specified a disconnect system that would secure the well in less than a minute. The SenTREE 7 and Commander telemetry systems developed by Schlumberger, the components of the work string and test work with the Nile well to ensure BP conditions were met and that the perforation and surge procedure proceeded successfully are explained. The time reduction achieved by using large DP drillships and future BP plans are outlined.
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Publication Date:
Jun 01, 2001
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
EDB-01:077562
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Offshore Engineer; Journal Issue: Jun 2001 issue; Other Information: PBD: Jun 2001
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; 42 ENGINEERING; GULF OF MEXICO; OFFSHORE OPERATIONS; OFFSHORE DRILLING; SEA BED; SHIPS
OSTI ID:
20187356
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 0305-876X; OFENDF; TRN: GB0120593
Submitting Site:
GB
Size:
page(s) 12-13, 14, 16
Announcement Date:
Sep 14, 2001

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Citation Formats

Flatern, R von. Gulf team delivers on DP drillship promise. United Kingdom: N. p., 2001. Web.
Flatern, R von. Gulf team delivers on DP drillship promise. United Kingdom.
Flatern, R von. 2001. "Gulf team delivers on DP drillship promise." United Kingdom.
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title = {Gulf team delivers on DP drillship promise}
author = {Flatern, R von}
abstractNote = {The technological achievements of the project by Amoco and BP to complete a deepwater subsea well in the Gulf of Mexico from a dynamically positioned (DP) vessel are described. In 2000, the dual activity drillship, Discoverer Enterprise (owned by Transocean Sedco Forex), completed the Nile well in the Viosca Knoll area and then the King Well in Mississippi Canyon Block 85. Stringent safety and environmental protection criteria imposed by Amoco and BP drove the design of the Dril-Quip subsea wellhead to ensure that the wellhead profile and connector coped with the worst case scenario. BP also specified a disconnect system that would secure the well in less than a minute. The SenTREE 7 and Commander telemetry systems developed by Schlumberger, the components of the work string and test work with the Nile well to ensure BP conditions were met and that the perforation and surge procedure proceeded successfully are explained. The time reduction achieved by using large DP drillships and future BP plans are outlined.}
journal = {Offshore Engineer}
issue = {Jun 2001 issue}
journal type = {AC}
place = {United Kingdom}
year = {2001}
month = {Jun}
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