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Vol. 15, No. 11 Week of March 14, 2010
Providing coverage of Alaska and northern Canada's oil and gas industry


BP sets new record for coiled tubing

Milne Point sidetrack well extends out to a measured depth of 22,461 feet, beating the previous record of 20,540 feet set in 2005

Alan Bailey

Petroleum News

On Feb. 25, after 19 days of drilling, a coiled tubing sidetrack from the MPL-36 well in the BP-operated Milne Point field on Alaska’s North Slope reached a measured depth of 22,462 feet. BP thinks this is a world record for a coiled tubing well, Sean McLaughlin, BP coiled tubing drilling engineer,....

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