Technical Library

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.

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....

09/01/2013
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...

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