Ethiopia Remote Drill Stem Testing (DST)

New Age Ethiopia

New Age Ethiopia approached Northstar about DST tests in their area; but in the end went with a different company. After initial tests, NAE came back to Northstar and we provided the solutions they needed. Find out the full story with this case study.

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Remote Mobilization - SELF-SUFFICIENT MOBILE SETUP

Onshore exploration is moving deeper into hard to access regions, where security and safety are growing concerns. Drillstem Testing services are often required on last minute notice, and if the equipment is not onsite or needs to be serviced at the base, the client can experience substantial rig downtime costs.

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Northstar Proves 10 Billion Barrel Shaikan Discovery

Gulf Keystone Petroleum Ltd. (GKPI) was managing the risk of drilling their first wild cat well in the Iraqi Kurdistan region. They were drilling in an unproven region with limited well data and required early indications of formation potential to support future planning. Initial plans called for a deep well in the Triassic and the Permian formations, however, during drilling there became evidence of other secondary targets. GKPI needed a flexible test package to properly evaluate each reservoirs potential and possible relation to each other.

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Husky Energy - Drill Stem Test Determines Feasibility Of Unconventional Play

Modern heavy oil projects typically use SAGD (Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage) or CSS (Cyclic Steam Stimulation “huff-and-puff”) technologies. CSS involves injection of steam into a well for weeks to months, then the well is shut in to heat and soak for days or weeks and later the hot oil is pumped out of the well. Being lighter than water, oil floats above water in a permeable reservoir. Ideally the oil is produced leaving the water in place. Due to the large capital investment required for the surface facilities and high production costs, heavy oil projects must be completed on a large scale to be economical.

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