Norwegian energy company Statoil has completed the installation of the 38,000-tonne topside of its Mariner A production, drilling and quarters (PDQ) platform in the UK sector of the North Sea.
The topside consists of eight modules, including two that weigh more than 10,000 tonnes each, based on top of a steel jacket. On August 2, the final piece of the puzzle was lifted into place using the heavy lift vessel Saipem 7000. With the installation of the Mariner A topside complete, the platform is now connected to the Safe Boreas accommodation floatel. The flare, a crane and some stair towers have also been installed offshore on Mariner A.
The present downturn has made large portions of us question whether the oil industry is dying. The quantity of oil and gas jobs lost amid this downturn is assessed to be between 400,000 – 500,000 around the world. In the meantime the industry faces existential dangers from preservationists, elective energy and electric cars.
Here, we examine what is probably going to happen, and what you ought to do about it.
Change is surrounding us, in truth a large number of the suspicions that we experienced childhood with, that our folks showed us, are turning out to not be valid for us by any means. For instance:
There are no ‘jobs forever’ any longer, employer stability is a deception.
Education is being seen less as an early life occasion, and to a greater extent a deep rooted attempt.
The normal individual is encountering more continuous employment changes, and profession changes as well.
Technological propels undermine many jobs, and request that we investigate our ability sets and future prospects.
So instead of watching the oil cost, and pondering when the recuperation will begin (for us), we have to search internally, at things that we can control. Some of these things incorporate wellbeing, individual funds, preparing and proceeded with education. Fortunately, we can without much of a stretch discover the data that we require on the web. The conundrum is that these days we have less control of our professional stability, and more control of our lives when all is said in done.
A hefty portion of the more youthful oil and gas specialists are finding the need to take a gander at different businesses, not knowing when they may have the capacity to return. Continue reading →
A multilateral well is a well with two or more laterals (horizontal, vertical, or deviated) drilled from a main mother well. This allows one well to produce from several reservoirs. Multilateral wells are suitable for complex geology where drilling more new wells to penetrate to those reservoirs is not economical. Lateral sections may be used to produce from a separated section in depleted, faulted, layered and heavy oil reservoirs.
Figure 1 – Multilateral Well Bashkiria drilled in 1953 (Credit – http://www.drillingcontractor.org)
Figure 2 shows how multilateral wells fit with several geological structures.
Figure 2 – Multilateral well with different geological structure