An operator drilling a sub-salt exploration deepwater well in Gulf of Mexico, experienced an unstable wellbore at the base of the salt; which resulted in setting the 9-7/8 in. liner 3,400 ft higher than originally planned.
In exploratory wells, maintaining hole size is critical due...
In the Marcellus Shale, fracturing rates and pressures can be substantial, but there are other problems also associated with completing these wells, which can promote casing failure or compromise the pressureintegrity of a well. A...