BERGEN, Norway -- StatoilHydro has awarded AGR Drilling Services a feasibility study to explore options for extending RMR Technology to 3,000-m (9,843-ft) operating depth in the Gulf of Mexico.
"StatoilHydro has been a major player in the development of the RMR Technology and the RMR Technology is used frequently on StatoilHydro rigs on wells drilled in shallower waters," says Steinar Strøm, project leader R&D IOR, StatoilHydro.
"To drill top holes in deep waters in the GoM is a great challenge. Enhancing the RMR Technology for this service seems to be the correct choice. A positive outcome of the feasibility study will be a major step forward in the context of deepwater drilling to become safer, more environmentally friendly and - not at least - drilling at a lower risk."