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.


Document Type
Industry Article
Date Published
Friday, July 30, 2010