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Baker Hughes to provide integrated services to Borgland Dolphin Consortium in Norway

Posted on 22 October 2010

Courtesy of Dolphin Drilling

Courtesy of Dolphin Drilling

Baker Hughes has been awarded a multimillion dollar integrated project for the Borgland Dolphin Consortium (BDC) in Norway. The contract covers an initial three-year period for a full exploration program on the Norwegian continental shelf encompassing 15 wells.

The service company will provide service integration and planning, as well as directional drilling, measurement-while-drilling (MWD), logging-while-drilling (LWD), mud logging, drilling fluids, wireline logging and coring. Drill cuttings and liquid waste handling are also included. The project planning phase of the exploration campaign is expected to begin immediately, with the first well due to spud in June 2011.

The BDC includes seven international operators – Wintershall, OMV, Nexen, E.ON Ruhrgas, Rocksource, Front Exploration and Bridge Energy. Baker Hughes will work with AGR Petroleum Services, which is providing well management services to the consortium.

The operators agreed in 2008 to jointly contract from Dolphin Drilling the Borgland Dolphin semisubmersible. Operations began in 2010.

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