Using right selection criteria key to successful slim well designs with solid expandables
Wells that are “slimmed” using solid expandable technology offer savings across the entire drilling process – from an increased rate-of-penetration (ROP) to a reduction in tangibles and consumables. Slimmer wells also offer a proactive solution to significantly reducing the environmental impact of a drilling operation. Additionally, these systems help operators reach and produce reserves that were previously unattainable due to drilling challenges and economic constraints. When an operator plans in a solid expandable system to create a Slim Well design, they reduce the initial financial impact, decrease the well construction phase time and make the well productive more quickly, thereby maximizing the overall asset value.