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Industry Article: Exploring the New Frontier

Ten Schlumberger technology segments combined in an integrated campaign to explore one of the last frontiers on the planet - and the saga continues

Exploring the New Frontier
Publication: Other industry publication
Publication Date: 08/01/2011

When an operator asked Schlumberger to provide technical services to assist in the drilling of three frontier exploration wells it got the whole team. Prior to the 2010 exploratory drilling campaign, only six wells had been attempted off the world’s largest island. The last previous well was drilled in 2000, so offset data was practically non-existent. Principle focus is in Baffin Bay, which lies between Canada and Greenland. In an area spanning some 70,768 square kilometers, the Greenland government awarded leases to several oil and gas companies.

In support of the 2010 campaign, Schlumberger committed its Integrated Project Management (IPM), Data and Consulting Services (DCS), Drilling & Measurements (D&M), Wireline, Cementing and Testing Services teams. In addition, its M-I SWACO and Smith Bits organizations supplied drilling and completion fluids, and drill bits and high speed motors, respectively. Geoservices provided mud logging.



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