Drilling automation

Caspian Experience Boosts Performance in Turkey’s Onshore UGS Project

This paper describes the application of learnings from an offshore project in the Caspian to an underground gas storage project to enhance drilling performance.

Potential lost-circulation zone.
Fig. 1—Potential lost-circulation zone.
Source: Halliburton.

In the complete paper, the authors describe an operator’s underground gas storage (UGS) project. The intent of the paper is to demonstrate the execution methodology and technologies that the company used to deliver the work on time and under budget. The authors outline planning, design, and drilling and completion strategies used during the execution phase. The authors add that the company’s experience in Caspian operations was of great benefit to the project.


A plan was developed to expand a UGS facility in a salt cavern field.

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