Technical Library

Objective

09/14/2002

Install larger, corrosion-resistant production conduit.

04/21/2004

Regain pressure integrity of the 7-3/4 in. production liner for stacked FracPac™ completion operations using Solid Expandable Tubular (SET™) technology.

03/09/2004

Drill through 200 feet of depleted sands, add a casing point and reach the pay target (measured depth between 11,000 to 13,000 feet) with adequate hole size while maintaining the smallest upper wellbore possible.

06/30/1999

Expandable-tubular technology involves a process that expands casing in oil wells drilled in especially challenging environments, such as deepwater. Until now, operators have had to use progressively smallerdiameter pipe as a well was drilled deeper; but expandable-tubular goods are designed for...

02/22/2000

Establishing and maintaining hydraulic integrity between liner hangers and the base casing in which they are set has long been one of the most problematic areas facing operators. With failure rates on pressure seals in overlaps now exceeding 40% in some regions, the need for a solution to this...

09/09/2003

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...

09/12/2004

Solid expandable tubular technology presents an opportunity to significantly boost the production capacity of wells by increasing the size of the completion. As such, it offers an economically attractive and environmentally friendly option to breathe new life into gas fields. It is flexible in...

02/22/2005

During initial completion operations on a deepwater subsea oil well in the Gulf of Mexico, the 7-3/4 in., 46.1 lb/ft casing failed the pressure test in the production liner. Subsequent operations located the casing leak 1,800 ft above the target completion intervals. The original completion was...

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