Transocean’s jackup GSF Rig 127 has drilled the world’s longest extended-reach well offshore Qatar, at 40,320 ft MD.
Transocean’s jackup GSF Rig 127 recently set a world record for the longest extended-reach well ever drilled at 40,320 ft (12,289 m) MD with a 35,770-ft (10,902-m) horizontal section. The well was drilled offshore Qatar in 36 days and incident-free. The new record of 7.6 miles is also the first well in the history of offshore drilling that exceeds 40,000 ft (12,191 m). The well surpasses by approximately 2,000 ft the prior extended-reach record of 38,322 ft (11,680 m) MD set with a land rig drilling at Sakhalin Island earlier this year.Read More »