Case Study: Algerian Offshore Project BEJ-1: The Appropriate Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit and the Use of Digitalization in Optimizing Drilling Operations

Author(s): Salah Eddine Bougroura

Oil fields are exploited either by onshore or offshore drilling, the latter entail some additional requirements because it is different from the first. Hydrocarbon exploration at sea is one of the most important topics nowadays. It demands a floating support that meets different specifications in order to perfectly achieve the targeted objective. Offshore drilling could be a mechanical method wherever a wellbore is trained below the bottom. It’s usually administrated so as to search for and later extract crude that lies in rock formations at a lower place the bottom. Most ordinarily, the term is employed to explain drilling activities on the ocean bottom, although the term may also be applied to drilling in lakes, inshore waters and midland seas.