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Unformatted text preview: e‐Well system. Review by a drilling engineer was done on a prioritized basis, depending on rig status and other factors. MMS staff checked the proposed drilling rig’s maximum operating limits for drilling depth and water depth to ensure appropriateness for the proposed well program. The review included, but was not limited to, the proposed procedure, well location and directional program, geological and geophysical hazards, subsurface environment for pore pressure and fracture gradient, wellbore design and schematic, design calculations for pressure containment during drilling and completion, cement volumes, and testing pressures for the well control equipment, casing and casing shoe. This review was performed for shallow and deepwater drilling operations, and a hurricane risk assessment was performed during hurricane season. MMS personnel reviewed APDs to determine whether the proposed operation satisfied 30 CFR § 250.420 by meeting the objective of safely reaching a targeted depth. This review included an assessm...
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This note was uploaded on 01/18/2014 for the course BEPP 305 taught by Professor Nini during the Fall '11 term at UPenn.

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