Get back on planned drilling program and finish the well with an adequate hole size to evaluate potential production zones at TD.
Install a SET® Openhole solid expandable system fitted with injection-moulded composite standoff blades.
Optimizing the casing program is one of the most critical factors in well design for deepwater applications. Conventional design often dictates that very large surface casing be used to allow passage of a high number of subsequent casing strings telescoping down in size that are required to...
For years, the reduction of tubular inside diameter (ID), or “telescoping effect,” limited the exploration and production of oil and gas. Using conventional technology, operators faced significant loss of ID in the course of the normal drilling process, during reentry and deepening of existing...
An major operator received one of the first post-Macondo permits to continue drilling an exploratory well in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico using subsea BOP's.
The operator needed to achieve zonal isolation across shallow hydrocarbon-bearing sands and to reduce ECD's during cementing...
Install a 13-3/8 x 16 in. 97.0 lb/ft openhole solid expandable tubular (SET®) system to extend the 16 in. casing section past the trouble zone—preserving the set point for the following 13-3/8 in. standard casing and enabling successful execution of the well plan.
Leverage information gained from the first well in the development project and install Solid Expandable Tubular (SET®) systems to the subsequent wells to save casing points and preserve hole size while drilling through shale formations and depleted zones.
Offshore Denmark, Directional Well, 8 5/8 x 10 3/4