Skip to comments.Eni achieves 25 thousand barrels per day production milestone at Nikaitchuq oil field in Alaska
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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Maybe this why we couldn't drill ANWAR
It looks cold up there.
Maybe the eye ties know a thing or three WE don’t know.