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Objective

09/03/2007

Mitigate shale formations, in which loss of returns and sticking are common, by combining SET® expandable tubulars with sidetracking operations in order to reach additional reserves with optimized hole size.

04/19/2008

Isolate the trouble zone while conserving hole size by planning solid expandable technology into the well design; optimize wellbore trajectory and reduce risk in sidetrack drilling operations.

09/17/2008

Install a SET® Openhole solid expandable system fitted with injection-moulded composite standoff blades.

10/12/2008

Isolate multiple zones while maximizing diameter by installing a SET Open-hole Liner with swellable elastomers. The maximum diameter would help reduce fluid friction during high-rate fracturing operations.

05/02/2010

The customer was sidetracking the well, and unable to run their 16-inch liner. The 13-5/8 inch and 11-3/4 inch casing were both set high, which would compromise the originally planned 8-1/2 inch hole size.

 

The operator selected a 9-5/8 x 11-3/4 in. SET®...

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...

08/01/2011

Challenge: Redevelop an established Gulf of Mexico deepwater field by accessing additional reserves.

12/01/2006

Isolate a low fracture-gradient zone to enable an optimal completion.

03/26/2007

Install a Solid Expandable Tubular (SET®) system to isolate the trouble zones. Retain hole size across all the depleted sands in a narrow pore pressure/fracture gradient environment....

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