How it works

Offshore drilling and production varies greatly depending on the chosen platform and the water depth of the well. Today's offshore drilling industry operates all over the world in water depths up to 300 ft (jack-ups), to over 10,000 ft (floaters). Wells drilled offshore can be either surface or subsea.

Surface wells are drilled much like those on land where the platform acts like an artificial island. The casing is brought back to the surface and traditional land-style wellhead and production equipment is used.

Subsea wells are located at the sea floor and require specific drilling and production equipment.

Features & Benefits

  • Proven reliability and availability in harsh conditions around the globe

  • Advanced high-pressure, high-temperature designs enabling ultra deepwater developments

  • Innovative designs save valuable rig time and improve safety of rig personnel