NORWICH, UK -- Aquaterra Energy has won a $3-million contract to supply a high pressure drilling riser for use on projects in the Eqyptian sector of the Mediterranean Sea.
Aquaterra Managing Director, George Morrison said: “We see real growth in this market as more customers start to understand the advantages of drilling subsea wells with jack-ups.”
The company will provide a full-bore riser to assist the drilling program of the client, a joint venture petroleum company in the Egyptian sector. The riser will able to working at pressures up to 5,500 psi (379 bar).
The eight-ten month program involves drilling and completion of three development wells, Taurt 6, Taurt 7 and Ha’py 10, on the Ras El Baar concession, using the jack-up Transocean Constellation II. Operations should start this fall, in water depths of up to 108 m (354 ft).
Aquaterra says the riser will be a self-contained system including all necessary running equipment and power packs. It will form a pressure-retaining conduit between the subsea wells and the surface BOP facilitating the passage of drilling, completion and intervention equipment and tools.
Aquaterra rents riser for Egyptian wells
Aquaterra Energy has won a $3-million contract to supply a high pressure drilling riser for use on projects in the Eqyptian sector of the Mediterranean Sea.