Technical Library

Objective

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.

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...

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....

01/30/2015

In the 15 years that solid expandable technology (SET) has been available, more than 1600 systems have been installed globally. This equates to enough solid expandable pipe to reach the International Space Station and beyond - over 260 miles. A growing portion of this pipe is designed for HPHT...

10/15/2014

In openhole environments, SET® Systems provide a variety of solutions including mitigating risk, adding casing strings, and isolating trouble formations while retaining maximum internal diameter.

10/15/2014

SET technology is the result of a cold-working process that permanently deforms the pipe without any additional heat. The procedure inherent to expanding tubulars takes the steel beyond its elastic limit into the plastic region of the stress-strain curve, while remaining safely below ultimate...