A Balancing Act Saving Valuable Space and Time While Maintaining Performance

A Balancing Act: Saving Valuable Space and Time, While Maintaining Performance

Alan McBride, Vice President Drilling and Syntactic Products within Trelleborg Offshore & Construction, white paper from OTC 2013.

The ever increasing requirement for oil and gas has led to deeper and more challenging exploration in the most testing of environments. As such, it is perhaps no surprise that the need for high performance, safe engineering solutions has never been more important. This needs to be balanced with the industry’s relentless drive to save space, time and weight on rigs in order to increase performance. Focusing on the drill riser market, this white paper will discuss why even in these challenging economic times, operators should focus as much on working with safe and reliable technology, as they do on saving space and time on rig, and how the latest in abrasion-free, polymer-based solutions can be the key to helping them do this.

Striving for more
Renowned for constantly pushing the limits, the offshore oil and gas industry has been moving exploration to deepwater fields and demanding that wells be drilled deeper and reach further in order to extract more oil and gas than ever before.

So, with the sector looking to exploit ever harsher reservoir environments in new locations around the world, it’s no surprise that the nature of offshore operations are some of the most extreme and risk ridden.

With this in mind, it is clear to see why safety and reliability are key priorities for the offshore oil and gas industry. However, another driver which is front of mind for the sector is cost efficiency, particularly in these economic times.

This has resulted in what some may call a relentless drive from the industry to save space, time and weight on the rig in order to increase performance and improve the bottom line. This is because space on a modern day drilling rig is at a premium; a large amount of equipment is required to drill down to extreme depths.

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