Maersk Oil’s pioneering innovations

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Horizontal well technology

Maersk Oil pioneered the application of horizontal drilling techniques which were introduced in 1987 in the tight chalk of the Dan Field, offshore Denmark. Since then, horizontal drilling technology has been adopted by the industry as the preferred technology for developing tight reservoirs.

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A Seismic Shift

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Deep beneath the turbulent North Sea waves, at a location almost equidistant between Denmark and the UK, a giant gas field capable of producing up to 5% of the UK’s domestic needs awaits development.

The field is called Culzean, a flagship project in the Maersk Oil portfolio and one of the largest gas discoveries of recent years in the North Sea.

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Yes we can!

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When I’m biking to and from work I get some free time for reflection… the other day my thoughts centered around what it is that makes me enjoy going to work everyday.

The straightforward answer is the activities and the people I work with, but more specifically I wondered, what is it about the activities and the people that I enjoy?

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Aberdream

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After my previous blog entry in March, I’m back onshore and crossed the (little) pond to start my second MITAS rotation at Maersk Oil in Aberdeen.

Now that I have settled down over here, it is clear to me that people are extremely friendly and helpful.

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The first field trip

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Maersk Oil sponsors a new generation of potential geoscientists

In late 2013 Maersk Oil initiated a three year sponsorship with the State Museum of Natural History with the aim of stimulating a larger interest in geoscience among high school students in Denmark.

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MITAS unmasked

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As one of the 130 or so Maersk Oil and Maersk Drilling employees currently undertaking the MITAS (Maersk International Technology and Science for anyone who has ever wondered) programme I am often asked questions such as ”What do you actually do when you go on your ‘MITAS holidays’?” or more frustratingly “The ‘S’ stands for student, right?” So, I thought I would use my first blog post to demystify the MITAS programme.

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