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.
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.
In the Utica Shale, an Operator drilled three wells and experienced loss zones and formation integrity issues.
SET® solid expandable technology enabled the Operator to stay on course with the planned reservoir drilling and completion solution, due to the preservation of hole size.
A major Operator in the North Sea required isolation of a high pressure gas-bearing zone to enable safe drilling and logging of the reservoir section, as well as, a solution to isolate a leaking stage tool in the 9-5/8 in. base casing.