DOI: 10.2118/29335-ms
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W.R. Gibson, C.L. Lawson, R.L. Crowson

Abstract: ABSTRACT: In today's oil and gas environments the working relationship between operators and contractors is based on trust, flexibility and long-term cooperation. This paper presents how Phillips Petroleum Company (PPCO) and its subsidiary Phillips Petroleum Company Niugini (PPCON) analyzed several alternatives for drilling a prospect in Papua New Guinea (PNG). The chosen option was to form an Alliance with Parker Drilling Company (PDC) in PNG and to package all required eq…

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