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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