ADOL completes Atlantis Artificial Seabed System trial

Atlantis Deepwater Orient (ADOL) has completed a full-scale trial of the Atlantis Artificial Seabed System.

Offshore staff

SHENZHEN, China -- Atlantis Deepwater Orient (ADOL) has completed a full-scale trial of the Atlantis Artificial Seabed System.

According to the company, the trial confirms that China Oilfield Services Ltd. (COSL) will be able to enter into the deepwater drilling segment in the South China Sea by using its semisubmersible drilling rig together with the Atlantis Deepwater technology.

The concept of the Atlantis System, is to use a buoy (air can) positioned at a shallow depth, normally about 250 to 400 m (820 to 1,312 ft) below sea surface, in order to create an artificial seabed where the wellhead and BOP will be located and which then will be the top of the well. The buoy is anchored to the seabed by means of casing which is connected to the wellhead located on the seabed.

04/29/2009

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