Equinor drills world's deepest oil well in North Sea

At 10,042 meters deep, oil well S-23 at the Troll field is now the world's deepest well drilled from a floating rig.

Photo: Equinor PR

Norwegian oil major Equinor has reportedly drilled the world's deepest oil well at North Sea field Troll in close collaboration with Baker Hughes and Transocean. The well descends vertically for the first 2,000 meters and then goes 8,000 meters horizontally, writes Norwegian media E24.

"Drilling such a long well is highly advanced. It approaches the limits of what the equipment can withstand and deliver," says Anders Solberg Kjellevoll, concept engineer on the well.

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