Sunday, April 8, 2007

HTHP - High Temperature, High Pressure

From World Oil...
HTHP conditions are more severe than 'conventional' well equipment is designed for. But proven solutions are available...

"Today's deep drilling ventures are harnessing an impressive array of technological tools to explore deeper, geopressured formations accompanied by high mud weights and vexing high temperatures.

Yesterday's challenge on exploratory wells was to obtain an electric log and get off the job before a well-control situation tilted prospect economics. This article points out the factors to be considered if the oil/gas operator wants to do more than look and see. What should he be prepared for? What is different about making a producer out of that deep, hot hole? What points need to be addressed to avoid turning that potentially high-rate dream into a completion engineer's nightmare?"

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