The wellhead platform was installed offshore this May and the jackup Deep Sea Driller–1 started drilling of four development wells in September. It will batch drill the tophole sections of the four wells before being replaced by a more economical modular rig early next year.
At the end of November, the wells were drilled to the following depths: DDW-D1- 2,616 m (8,582 ft) MD; DDW-D2- 2,806 m (9,206 ft) MD; DDW-D3- 2,464 m (8,084 ft) MD; and DDW-D4- 83 m (272 ft) MD. Post-spud fabrication of the platform continues at the contractor Larsen & Toubro’s (L&T) yard.
Article Source: Offshore Magazine
Publication Date: 08 Dec 2011
Article Link: http://www.offshore-mag.com/index/article-display/9670610494/articles/offshore/field-development/asia/2011/december/india-deen_dayal_west.html?cmpid=EnlOSAsiaDecember202011