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    OK, we need a 15,000 psi drill rig that will drill to at least 4km.
    anyone have a link or info ?
    Where are you pilots ?

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    Rawali, this article was written on teh 1st of APRIL 2009. More that eleven years ago.

    ""Offshore oil and gas operations continue to trend towards developing high-pressure/high-temperature (HP/HT) fields. Over the last decade, the industry has developed completion solutions for wells up to 15,000 psi (103 MPa), and operators now require completions for wells up to 20,000 psi as a result of exploring further offshore, drilling in deeper water, and drilling to greater well depths.

    In response FMC Technologies has introduced a High Capacity (HC-20) 18 3⁄4-in. wellhead system rated to 20,000 psi. This advance in wellhead design took four years to complete. Of course, the completion of high-pressure wells presents several technical challenges due to a lack of equipment designed for these high pressures, but existing equipment and proven techniques can be applied successfully to overcome this issue.""

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    In the meantime I will try and get in contact with those two friends of mine in the USA where one of them is a very highly qualified Petroleum Engineer.

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    Rawali, was it 15,000 Psi.??

    And don't forget about what I posted a while ago while replaying to Psi81 where I wrote that I was advised by some filed specialist in the USA that such pressures could be just some small pockets where it could be the normal for pressure of 10,000 and higher, and he had to agree with me.

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    And here is another article in reference to drilling in these types of high pressure. The rigs were modified while they never stopped working.

    ""#On the Solaris Ultra-High Pressure-High Temperature exploration well drilled in the NCS in 2016, a 15.0 psi rated rig, the Maersk Gallant jack-up (MSC-CJ62-120S design), was adapted to drill a reservoir with a Maximum Expected Wellhead Pressure (MEWHP) in excess of 16,600psi.

    The primary goal was to refit the rig to accept and operate in line with applicable PSA requirements, a 20.0 psi rated double BOP ram to be used in conjunction with the rig's 15,000 psi BOP. The scope included the installation of two different MPD annular pressure control systems. The modifications were to be carried out without stopping operations and within budget.

    An extensive, collaborative well-planning and equipment preparation process involving the operator (client), drilling contractor and service providers was critical to the success of the overall operation. Within the drilling contractor organization, the rig team, Technical Organization, Asset Team and Operations Drilling Support worked together to ensure all requirements and risk mitigating measures were in place and lessons learned from previous HPHT/MPD operations were incorporated.

    Some rig modifications were executed while in operation on another project under contract with another operator. Such jobs were limited to pulling cables and mechanical preparations to expedite hot work required at later stages.

    This paper describes the key planning considerations, preparations and creative solutions deployed to deliver a complex project which culminated in successfully drilling the deepest, hottest and highest pressure well in Norwegian history. It will serve as a reference for planning future Ultra HPHT projects. No confidential operational or subsurface data is revealed in this paper.#""

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    Here is some interesting reading if you have time.

    https://books.google.com.au/books?id=D4I-G0DcTcUC&pg=PA270&lpg=PA270&dq=availability+of+drilling+rigs+15000+psi&source=bl&ots=neMwozJaZW&sig=ACfU3U0ObT5Dr1Xolgd49XquQdTDGVQRmQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjd2vPY98DqAhUjxzgGHQ_RCXYQ6AEwA3oECAkQAQ

    As such someone is doing drilling at 15,000 psi and even more.

    With that in mind, what are CTP and STO doing.??

    Is there a real method in someone's madness.??

    I rest my case.

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    There si one here. I can't bring it acorss the way it looks in teh chart but to me it appeasr that the LDP-3000 operates at 15,000 Psi.

    ""(Specifications
    Rig Package Component LDP-1500 LDP-2000 LDP-3000
    Drawworks CDW-375 drawworks; two 1,150-hp AC motors CDW-500 drawworks; two 1,600-hp AC motors LDW 1500K drawworks; optional split skid
    Drawworks power, hp 1,500 3,000 4,500
    Hookload capacity, lbf [N] 750,000 [3,336,200] 1,000,000 [4,448,200] 1,500,000 [6,672,300]
    Mast and substructure
    Integrated Schlumberger offering
    Integrated Schlumberger offering
    Integrated Schlumberger offering
    Top drive TD 500-AC-2M, two AC-power 500-hp, 500-t top drives TD-500-AC-2M, two AC-powered 550-hp, 500-t top drives TD-750-AC-1M-C
    Drilling control room Operator chair with drilling control system (DCS) Operator chair with DCS Optional two operator chairs with DCS
    Rotary table AC or hydraulic 37 1/2-in L-375 AC or hydraulic 37 1/2-in L-375 AC 49 1/2-in L-495
    Iron roughneck Iron roughneck T-P Iron roughneck T-P Iron roughneck T-P
    Catwalk machine 3.5–4.5 SmartCat catwalk machine 3.5–4.5 SmartCat catwalk machine 3.5–4.5 SmartCat catwalk machine
    Mud pump CMP 1600 mud pump CMP 1600 mud pump CMP 2200 mud pump
    Power systems VFD house, three generators, and optional local equipment room (LER) VFD house, four generators,
    and optional LER VFD house, five generators, and optional LER
    Pipe handling Mechanized Mechanized Mechanized
    BOP 13 3/8-in, 10,000-psi double and single U BOP 13 3/8-in, 10,000-psi double and single U BOP 13 3/8-in, 15,000-psi double and single U BOP
    Annular 13 3/8-in, 5,000-psi T-90 BOP 13 3/8-in, 5,000-psi T-90 BOP 13 3/8-in, 10,000-psi DL high-pressure annular BOP
    BOP controls 16 bottles; one 30-hp, 460-V, 14.5-galUS/min triplex pump; four 40:1 air pumps 16 bottles; one 30-hp, 460-V, 14.5-galUS/min triplex pump; four 40:1 air pumps 20 bottles; two 30-hp, 460-V,14.5-galUS/min triplex pumps
    Choke and kill manifolds 3-in, 10,000-psi manifold 3-in, 10,000-psi manifold 4-in, 15,000-psi manifold
    Solids controls and mud mixing
    Integrated offering with M-I SWACO for solids control, cuttings management, and fluids processing
    Integrated offering with M-I SWACO for solids control, cuttings management, and fluids processing
    Integrated offering with M-I SWACO for solids control, cuttings management, and fluids processing)""

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    BOP - 13 3/8-in, 15,000-psi double and single U BOP
    Annular - 13 3/8-in, 10,000-psi DL high-pressure annular BOP
    BOP controls - 20 bottles; two 30-hp, 460-V,14.5-galUS/min triplex pumps
    Choke and kill manifolds - 4-in, 15,000-psi manifold
    Solids controls and mud mixing - Integrated offering with M-I SWACO for solids control, cuttings management, and fluids processing

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    Blowout Preventers (BOPs)

    Focused on reliability and safety, Cameron continues to innovate in response to
    your drilling BOP needs. With the world’s largest installed base of BOPs, Cameron
    has provided a legacy of technology leadership, from the industry’s first BOP in
    1922 to the world’s first 13-5/8 in 25,000 psi BOP. With Cameron, reliability begins in
    the design phase and continues through the use of proprietary products, including
    high-performance elastomers.

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    ""(The World Land Drilling Rig Market Forecast 2019-2023 report is presented using the rig fleet data from Westwood’s online Global Land Drilling Rig Tool, as well as the onshore drilling and production data from Westwood’s SECTORS. The report contains detailed country and regional analysis of the market, including onshore wells drilled, operational rigs, rigs drilling by HP category (0-499 HP, 500-999 HP, 1,000-1,499 HP, 1,500-1,999 HP, 2,000-2,999 HP, and 3000+ HP), and rig utilisation. Analysis is based on a ten-year view of the market, with historic data covering the period 2014-2018, and forecast data for 2019-2023.))""

    IMO the 3000 + HP should be more than adequate to drill at that pressure.
    And they are all rigs for Land drilling too, not offshore.

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    Plenty of Blow out preventers available too that I can see.

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    ""(i have a nice long handled shovel .. that might be useful when relocating the board and management)""

    Perhaps a mechanical would be easier and I will be willing to be the operator.

    I wonder what happened to the old Chairman which was in charge of CTP during JH's tenures and soon after that.

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    Rawali et all, don't forget that CTP made the move from WA to Brisbane (At shareholders costs of course), where they are located in a very cosy and friendly position regarding offices.............................. And only God and themselves knows what else.

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    Thanks for that info Buddy.
    Now all we have to know is, availability, location of these rigs and cost.
    I am surprised that no one, (SH's in particular), with some OG knowledge, has questioned Santos and CTP and held them to task.
    For such an important well as Dukas, Santos has control over us and company.
    Come on Pilots, your turn to offer some good info about suitable rig availability.

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    energy news;
    "Santos shutters GLNG Train
    SANTOS will take Train 1 offline at its Gladstone LNG project at Curtis Island in Queensland for one month as low spot prices and ongoing global supply gluts present an opportune time to ramp down production. .... "

    Definitely time for Central to go alone with Dukas.

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    Rawali,

    This is the simple reply I had from that fiend of mine, a Highly qulaified "Petroleum Engineer " in regard to the availability of those rigs.

    It was a bit short message as he is currently too busy with other issues but I am sure it will help you in doing what you are intending to do.

    ""# XXXXX: What a joke. The type of rig may not be readily available, however, It can be obtained through coordination. In the US, one can obtain that type of rig in a matter of days. I suspect that since these rigs are not readily available, the costs are much higher.#""

    End of quotation Rawali. Let me know of you want some more and I will try my best.

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    That, although those rigs might be not readily available, they can be made available in a very short period of time........................If people are willing to pay for them.

    As such, and with that in mind, IMO the excuse offered by CTP could very poor and flowed.

    If they are really keen on drilling and prove that reserve, (If It Is True What They Are Telling Us About It), they can quickly get someone in the company to search for the drilling ring we require and do it.

    IMHO, I am sure that Leon Devaney will soon know where to start from.

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    ""#I am surprised that no one, (SH's in particular), with some OG knowledge, has questioned Santos and CTP and held them to task.#""

    Rawali I don't know if I am right or wrong here but I am quite and it is my strong opinion that many of them could be "Would be if they Could be category" within that description you have just made.

    I am sure that some of them might be very knowledgeable but they are not willing to raise the question, while others have no ideas at all but are still more than to push their own wheelbarrow full of personal agenda.

    Finally, just tell me of how many of those so called experts ramping like hell in the old days in the CTP threads and Forum are still there ramping like hell but instead chose the road of dumping their shares and get out as quickly as possible.??

    But wait and see if the CTP shares will go up again, and you will soon see how quickly they will be there ramping like hell with baseless comments again.

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    ""#SANTOS will take Train 1 offline at its Gladstone LNG project at Curtis Island in Queensland for one month as low spot prices and ongoing global supply gluts present an opportune time to ramp down production. .... "#""

    How long for have I been saying that.?

    How many times have I been accused of downramping instead, while some of them predicting that everything was going like a house on fire.??

    How many times have I been saying that the price of crude was so low and that they were practically giving it away while of course I was also saying that O&G companies in the USA and possible elsewhere (Venezuela as well), were actually paying for people to take the gas away, and even having the costs of pumping it back into the ground to enhance the oil to come up to surface. ??

    Now where are those ""KNOW ALL more to the point people", which were attacking me, not just in words, but even personally today.??

    How many times did I say that number crunching people are extremely useful to any company and at times even more useful than some know all and would be if they could be Geos.?

    In closing, if you go to the bank for a loan will the bank lend money to a Geo's report or when a number cruncher has put his final touch to that report.??

    I rest my case my friends.

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    Rawali, you also wrote:

    ""##Definitely time for Central to go alone with Dukas.##""

    I do agree with you entirely on that one but, has anyone within that BOD's got the balls of steel to go ahead and to approve it's doing.??

    Let's wait and see.

    Time, as usual, will tell but me, personally, will not hold my breath because I know what the consequences might be.

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