Case Study: Coiled Tubing Drilling, Kurapak Oilfield, North Slope Alaska (SPE 168250)

1st July 2020                               COILED TUBING DRILLING                          

Author: Marat Seitimov

North Slope Alaska can boast one of the largest numbers for wells drilled using Coiled Tubing Drilling technology. As redevelopment of the Alaska fields continues, horizontal limits are pushed to even greater maximums.


Kuparuk oilfield is a mature field on the North Slope that features thin, highly faulted reservoirs, making the CTD an instrumental technology to drill horizontal multilateral thru-tubing completions.


In October 2012, a well was drilled using . . . 

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