Stavanger: New Group Learns About Game-Changing Technologies 

The Stavanger Young E&P Professionals (YEPP) group started up in November 2004. The launch event got the section going with a bang when we visited ConocoPhillips' Onshore Drilling and Operation Center in Tananger. The use of real-time centers of the type pioneered by ConocoPhillips is extremely important in Norway because the drive for reduced costs continues and large late-life production infrastructure projects make bed spaces a premium commodity offshore. In December, we visited Halliburton, where we learned about multilateral wells, especially those in use in the Troll field. These wells are helping Hydro increase its reservoir exposure from approximately 10km per well to its target of 20km, and all within a reservoir section that is at times just 11m thick.