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Industry Article: Optimizing Drilling Performance in the Southern North Sea

Optimizing Drilling Performance in the Southern North Sea
Publication: Offshore
Publication Date: 12/01/2010

All hydrocarbon producing regions around the world present particular drilling challenges, but the Southern North Sea (SNS) presents more than most. A significant proportion of the SNS reservoirs are characterized as tight gas, and to be economically viable, wells need to have long horizontal producing sections that connect productive natural fracture networks. These natural fractures represent one of several challenges to drilling, and underbalanced drilling (UBD) is often required to avoid total losses of drilling fluids.




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