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17Feb94 UK: SAGA TAKES LIGHT VIEW OF TRADITIONAL OIL WELL PROTECTION METHODS.

Oil company Saga Petroleum has come up with a lightweight alternative to traditional methods of protecting its wells.At its Tordis field in Norway the satellite wells are covered by steel barriers - shaped like truncated pyramids - to prevent interference from fishing activities.But for the central water injection well, which is used to pressurise the oil reservoir, the client wanted more natural protection, and chose to set the wellhead below the mud line in a silo.The 7.5 m deep cylindrical ..

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