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Eni achieves 25 thousand barrels per day production milestone at Nikaitchuq oil field in Alaska
Oil Voice ^ | June 19, 2014

Posted on 06/19/2014 2:23:52 PM PDT by george76

Eni has achieved the important production goal of 25,000 barrels of oil per day at the Nikaitchuq field, in which the company is operator with a 100% interest. The field, located offshore the North Slope of Alaska in a water depth of 3 meters, holds reserves estimated at 200 million barrels of crude oil. Nikaitchuq production, which began in January 2011, is the first operated by Eni in the Arctic.

Development of Nikaitchuq includes the drilling of wells and the construction of facilities both on land and on an artificial island built by Eni in the Beaufort Sea. The location's extreme climate and environmental constraints required the application of Eni's proprietary technologies and expertise to drill multilaterals horizontal wells and to build one of the most advanced production facilities in the North Slope, with maximum environmental compatibility and high operating efficiency.

Nikaitchuq horizontal wells are the most complex wells drilled by the industry to date in Alaska, with a lateral displacement that extends up to 22,000' (7 km).

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: alaska; energy; nikaitchuq; oil

1 posted on 06/19/2014 2:23:52 PM PDT by george76
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To: george76

Maybe this why we couldn't drill ANWAR

2 posted on 06/19/2014 2:41:53 PM PDT by knarf (brooklyn bridge)
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To: knarf

It looks cold up there.

3 posted on 06/19/2014 2:43:22 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: nascarnation

Maybe the eye ties know a thing or three WE don’t know.

4 posted on 06/19/2014 2:47:17 PM PDT by knarf (brooklyn bridge)
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