Wisting Central II

Year: 2015
Region: North Sea
Water depth: 402 m
Final inclination: 0.18 degrees
CAN-ductor (pre-installed)

  • CAN installed by Normand Reach in December 2015

  • Well was spudded in week 2/2016

Key achievements:

  • Cutting 3 rig days off the drilling schedule

  • Shallow kick-off enable

  • Enables 1.4 km horizontal section at only 250 m below seabed

Conductor integrated in CAN


2-4 days off drill rig time


Verified load capacity

Top-hole savings

Risk mitigation

Reduce project and schedule risk


Verified load capacities


Accidental load capacity


Fatigue management

From the OMV press release:


The Wisting Central II well is the first horizontal appraisal well in the Barents Sea and sets a new drilling record; it is the shallowest horizontal offshore well drilled from a floating drilling facility. Water depth at Wisting is 402 meters. The well started vertically and was successfully steered into a horizontal orientation within a 250 meters depth interval. The total well length is 2,354 meters and the horizontal section measures 1,402 meters.

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