Intelligent completion reaches the dawn of its second decade

Schrader, Kirby
December 2007
Offshore;Dec2007, Vol. 67 Issue 12, p62
Trade Publication
The article discusses the 10th-year anniversary of intelligent well completions in 2007, which is marked by the increase from one North Sea installation to 500 installations around the world. During the period, offshore oil drilling and production capabilities expanded to a range of sophisticated fluid control solutions from simple zone shut-off mechanisms. As a result, five-year reliability expectations also increased to over 95% from 70%. It includes an analysis of various subject matter relevant to the topic, as well as the issues' implications for offshore field drilling, development and completion.


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