Magnolia Global Energy has provided front end engineering design services to Ras Laffan Liquefied Natural Gas Company Ltd. on the well construction of what is believed to be the world's first offshore gas production with 9-5/8 inch tubing (the Indonesia Arun Field, well C1-19, was the world's first land completion with 9-5/8 inch tubing; circa 1991). The North Field Persian Gulf well NFR 7-1 was completed in August 2002 as the first of several planned high rate 'Big Bore' gas producers in the Rasgas project. The 9-5/8 inch wells provide a two-fold increase in production rate over the existing 7-inch monobore completions.
The first 9-5/8" tubing retreivable surface controlled subsurface safety valve to pass the American Petroleum Institute's performance specification API-14A, was installed in the NFR 7-1 well, as part of the offshore production and environmental protection plan.
Magnolia Global Energy provides consulting services on monobore, high pressure high temperature, extended reach drilling, deepwater, and other well construction technologies.