Expandable Solid Casing Reduces Telescope Effect
Expandable casing goes into the well in one diameter, then as an expansion mandrel is either drawn through or pushed through, it expands by as much as 300%. The technology was recently developed and tested in a slotted form. This technology and a new solid form are the subject of several marketing alliances and offer a glimpse intot he inner working of Shell's new technology commercialization company, Shell Technology Ventures Inc.
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