ESeal HP Patch Enables Recovery of Lost Reserves

Summary:

An operator in the northern Colorado, Piceance basin discovered a part in 4-1/2 in. base casing. The casing split meant they would not be able to complete the lower six stages of the well. The operator initially used conventional methods in an effort to repair the damaged casing to recover the stranded reserves but were not successful. 

The challenge was to restore pressure integrity to teh parted casing and maintain sufficient internal diameter to allow composite frac plugs to be run through and set in the base casing's larger ID below.  

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Overview
Document Type
Case History
Date Published
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Region
North America, USA, CO
Additional Document Information
Environment:
Land
System Plan:
Planned-Contingency
System Type:
ESeal, ESeal Liner
Values Added:
Enable planned completion, Reduce well cost, Restore production, Maximize production, NPT reduced, Maximize Recoverable reserves
Casing Size:
4 1/2"
Expandable Size:
3 1/2"
Liner Length:
<250'