August 2018, Vol. 245, No. 8


Unconventional Well Demands and EOR Drive Innovation in Subsea Sealing Technology

By Andrew Longdon, UK Technical Manager for Trelleborg Sealing Solutions As the subsea industry continues to evolve to help meet the demands of oilfield operators, there is now an even greater requirement for ground-breaking sealing technology.  Maximizing the yield from wells is a high priority for operators. To this end, exploration continues to move to greater subsea depths and there is an increased emphasis on Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) processes, which are able to substantially extend global oil reserves.    A Move to the Unconventional Accessing unconventional wells, those previously believed to be too deep for existing capabilities, is now being more frequently undertaken and the

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