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Lukoil drills record breaking wells at D41 in the Baltic sea

Lukoil drills record breaking wells at D41 in the Baltic sea Lukoil drills record breaking wells at D41 in the Baltic sea


Kaliningrad, May 16 - Neftegaz.RU. Lukoil commenced commercial operation of 2 wells at D41 offshore field in the Baltic Sea. Construction of one of the wells finished on February 6, 2019, the other was completed on May 7, 2019.

The field is operated from an onshore site with 2 newly drilled horizontal wells, one of which is 7 947 m long and has a horizontal section of 616 m. The other is a 7 517 m long well with a horizontal borehole as long as 439 m.

Though with wells of that length LUKOIL sets the record for the fields in the Baltic Sea, the company has already built similar wells at the Yury Korchagin field in the Caspian Sea, where the longest well is 8,05 km.

Field development solutions and onshore design of the cluster pad guarantee minimum permissible environmental impact and continuous remote monitoring of process flows together with contained waste disposal.

Exploration and appraisal drilling at D41 was performed from a jack up rig in 2014. Upon registration of the production license for D41 field by Russia’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment on April 22, 2016, the active phase of the investment cycle started in November of 2017.

Operational drilling commenced on August 2, 2018. It is planned that D33 and D6-South fields will be commissioned after 2020.

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