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Author Abraham, K. S.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword PETROLEUM ♦ ENGINEERING ♦ OFFSHORE OPERATIONS ♦ TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT ♦ OIL WELLS ♦ BRAZIL ♦ DESIGN ♦ ECONOMICS ♦ MARKET ♦ NORTH SEA ♦ WELL COMPLETION ♦ ATLANTIC OCEAN ♦ DEVELOPING COUNTRIES ♦ LATIN AMERICA ♦ SEAS ♦ SOUTH AMERICA ♦ SURFACE WATERS ♦ WELLS 020300* -- Petroleum-- Drilling & Production ♦ EngineeringMarine Engineering(1980-) ♦ PetroleumEconomics, Industrial, & Business Aspects
Abstract An inexorable trend has begun among offshore operators toward subsea completions, and it is picking up steam. This is particularly true of the North Sea and offshore Brazil, where various records for water depths and other capabilities are set almost routinely. Reasons include the relatively lower cost - which allows economical production from small, marginal fields - severe environmental conditions that make platforms impractical and deeper waters. Products certainly are still being developed for non-subsea needs, and this article has a few of them, too. However, even these address specific sub-trends among the global offshore marketplace.
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1989-07-01
Publisher Place United States
Journal World Oil
Volume Number 209
Issue Number 1
Organization World Oil (US)


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