Offshore Europe

Offshore Europe

Opinion: A cultural shift – leaving yesterday behind

07/09/2017

The box chart below shows the average drilling difficulty (on a P50 basis) of offshore wells drilled in the North Sea basin from 2000 to 2016. The data suggests that the average drilling difficulty hasn’t changed very much over the last two decades – it has been relatively flat. The Rushmore Drilling Index (RDI) is a measure of the difficulty of drilling a well and is used for normalisation purposes. The numbers in parenthesis represent the number of wells that were drilled to Total Depth in a given year.

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