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High pressure, high temperature (HPHT) developments offer new opportunities in mature basins – but they invariably pose safety, technical, cost and environmental challenges. Ben Cannell, Innovation Director at Aquaterra Energy, looks at how North Sea operators might take the heat out of the process…
Having understandably focused on less complex developments since the oil price downturn of 2014, positions had started to change during the stabilisation of 2019. Recent market uncertainty means that operators already developing or looking to develop HPHT wells need more certainty than ever that they can do it cost-effectively and handle technical challenges.