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    Trillion Energy enlists Schlumberger for Black Sea drilling


Schlumberger will design long-reach wells to develop SASB gas field. [Image: Trillion Energy]

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Trillion Energy enlists Schlumberger for Black Sea drilling

International gas and oil producer Trillion Energy said February 16 it had signed a purchase order with Schlumberger (SLB) to provide all engineering design services and drilling support for new well drilling operations at the SASB gas field in the Black Sea.

The company said SLB will design long-reach directional wells, capable of reaching more than 2 km from the production platforms, eliminating the need for costly subsea tie-ins.

Trillion plans to drill over 13 wells at the SASB Gas Field, bringing one new well on production every 45 days, starting in Q3 2022 and continuing through 2023. 

“SLB brings best in class engineering and drilling support services to our tool kit at SASB,” said Art Halleran, Trillion CEO. “Using their long reach drilling technology, directional drilling tools, and their vast hands-on engineering experience, SLB significantly lowers our capital costs for bringing new wells into production and increases the anticipated returns. They also significantly lower our drilling risks.”

Trillion has assets throughout Turkey and Bulgaria and is 49% owner of the SASB natural gas field, one of the Black Sea’s first major natural gas development projects.