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World’s Most Powerful Drill Rig Headed For Liberty

In order to develop the Liberty field in the Beaufort Sea, BP has commissioned Parker Drilling Company to build a powerful ultra-extended reach top drive drill rig.  To handle a nine-mile long drill string with a six-mile horizontal deviation, Parker … Continue reading

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Tapping Liberty – ERD on the North Slope

BP is in the process of setting a record for extended reach drilling (ERD) at the Liberty prospect on Alaska’s North Slope. Elizabeth Bluemink at the Anchorage Daily News has written about the Liberty prospect here. Imagine a bent straw … Continue reading

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Alaska Gas Pipeline

In a carefully choreographed announcement, ConocoPhillips and BP announced yesterday morning that they are forming a new pipeline company, Denali Pipeline, to build a natural gas pipeline from Alaska’s North Slope to Alberta. This effectively derails Governor Palin’s AGIA process … Continue reading

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Badami Shut Down for Recharge

Badami has been an underperformer from the start, and was in warm shutdown for several years. Rising crude prices and some technological tweaks are combining to make it more profitable. From Petroleum News (www.petroleumnews.com): Vol. 12, No. 34 Week of … Continue reading

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BP Pipeline Upkeep

From the Anchorage Daily News (Wesley Loy): BP lacked a good process for assessing corrosion risk in Prudhoe Bay pipelines, and corrosion fighters were forced to make “tradeoffs” to meet budget targets, a BP-hired consultant found. The report from Booz … Continue reading

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BP Liberty Field

From Petroleum News (Alan Bailey): Up to 6 ERD (extended reach drilling) wells in works for Liberty – Wells from Endicott satellite island for BP’s second Beaufort Sea oil project will break new records for extended reach drilling After several … Continue reading

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BP dragging its feet in Siberia

From the AP wire correspondent Alex Nicholson, courtesy of Petroleum News: Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed exasperation with BP PLC’s Russian joint venture, which he said was underproducing at a giant Siberian oil field. In an interview text released June … Continue reading

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