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AnTech wins underbalanced coiled tubing drilling contract

Oilfield Technology,

AnTech Ltd has been appointed by Lundin Petroleum (Lundin) to carry out an Underbalanced Coiled Tubing Drilling (CTUBD) project to ensure maximum oil recovery from its assets in Europe.

The program builds on a similar project, which was completed in 2007. CTUBD allows the wells to be extended without damaging the existing wellbore.

AnTech’s POLARIS™ Bottom Hole Assembly (BHA) has been purpose built for this type of application, allowing new horizontal drainage holes to be used to offer enhanced oil recovery in a safe, environmentally responsible and efficient way.

Specialist solution

Toni Miszewski, Managing Director, AnTech commented: “This is an exciting project for the AnTech team, and Lundin will be able to take advantage of 22 years of providing specialist solutions to the oil and gas sector. As operating companies seek to produce more from existing wells, Coiled Tubing Drilling is increasingly seen as a cost-effective way for them to do that.

“We are delighted to have been appointed by Lundin Petroleum and believe our offerings sit well with the organisations’ values of ensuring maximum oil recovery in a safe and environmentally responsible way.”

French oilfield

The project is based in Lundin Petroleum’s operational Villerperdue oilfield in France. The fields continue to provide opportunities for non-drained wells to be accessed and recovered.

Fabrice Crouzet, Drilling Manager, Lundin added: “We have selected AnTech for their technical capability that they can bring to this project with their 5” POLARIS™ BHA. This is the first time a BHA of this size will be deployed in Europe so we are looking forward to working with them on this campaign and enhancing our production.”

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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