Technical Library

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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.

10/15/2008

Optimize project economics, well design and drilling efficiency with application of SET solid expandable technology.

12/29/2009

A major operator was sidetracking out of an existing well to a nearby reservoir.The first attempt to sidetrack utilizing a conventional casing design failed to reach the target depth and damaged the 13-3/8 in. casing.

The casing design for a...

03/03/2005

Preserve hole size by implementing a contingency plan that included two SET® solid expandable liners and one conventional API liner run below the well’s planned 11-7/8 in. drilling liner.

04/11/2014

In the Utica Shale, an Operator drilled three wells and experienced loss zones and formation integrity issues.

04/20/2008

Operators encountered trouble zones, which escalated non-productive time (NPT) in an offshore shelf. By using Solid Expandables they were able to reduce the NPT, isolate the zones, achieve a 130% increase in the flow area, and realize a 50% increase in inside diameter (ID) at total depth (TD)....

04/04/2015

An Operator in the Gulf of Mexico encountered severe loss circulation while drilling below 16 in. casing set at 4,980 ft.  The SET OHL isolated the trouble zone, while providing a 14.028 in. post-expanded ID.  The operator was able to run 13-5/8 in. conventional casing (semi-flush with 13.844 in...

09/01/2016

An Operator drilling a well in the Permian Basin needed a solution to isolate losses below their intermediate 9-5/8 in. casing string that was causing them to lose mud at a rate of 60 Bbls/hr., and achieve the required mud weight to drill the curve/lateral section of the well. After setting...

09/01/2016

An Operator drilling a well in the Permian Basin was unable to set their intermediate 9-5/8 in. casing at the planned depth of 6,900 ft. inside of the 12-1/4 in. hole due to an unstable formation. An additional casing point was needed across the loss zone due to the anticipated increase in mud...

09/01/2019

Challenge

An Operator in the Permian Basin was drilling a directional well with plans to complete the well with 5-1/2 in. production casing in the lateral section. The customer had set the 9-5/8 in. casing at the kickoff point and had to drill an 8-3/4 in. hole through the curve and...