ADNOC transfers integrated drilling to offshore Umm Lulu project

ADNOC Drilling has completed its first offshore integrated drilling services (IDS) well in Abu Dhabi’s Umm Lulu oilfield, operated by ADNOC Offshore.

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ABU DHABI, UAEADNOC Drilling has completed its first offshore integrated drilling services (IDS) well in Abu Dhabi’s Umm Lulu oilfield, operated by ADNOC Offshore.

Previously this year the company had completed 14 onshore IDS wells as it transforms itself to a fully integrated services company offering start-to-finish drilling and well construction operations.

According to ADNOC, IDS combines the core business of well drilling with logging services to gather data on the geologic formations of a borehole and reservoir characterization; drilling fluids used to facilitate the drilling process; casing and cementing to isolate the wellbore; and directional drilling to reach targets inaccessible using vertical well drilling.

The company claims the IDS approach leads to increased competitiveness, enhanced drilling efficiency, and improved well economics.

ADNOC says its offshore fields contribute close to 50% of its daily oil production capacity.

The impact of wells and drilling on upstream project costs make it is essential, the company adds, to replicate efficiencies achieved from onshore drilling.

09/24/2019

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