20 Years Ago This Month: Coming on strong
Northstar reservoir performance excellent; BP brought field on slowly to allow pipeline to warm up; production intermittently reduced by facility startup issues
The wells at Northstar are coming on at high rates of production, which is just what BP expected, says Fritz Gunkel, BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc.’s Northstar delivery manager.
“We’ve had wells come on at 24,000 barrels a day,” he said, and Northstar has had wells among BP’s top 10 producers worldwi....
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One more casing string
Faster drilling with liner
Warming the pipe slowly
Up and down production
SIDEBAR 1: Drilling a team sport, says Fritz Gunkel
SIDEBAR 2: Four modes of transportation at Northstar
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