Technical Library

Objective

10/15/2008

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

06/30/1999

Expandable-tubular technology involves a process that expands casing in oil wells drilled in especially challenging environments, such as deepwater. Until now, operators have had to use progressively smallerdiameter pipe as a well was drilled deeper; but expandable-tubular goods are designed for...

09/09/2003

For years, the reduction of tubular inside diameter (ID), or “telescoping effect,” limited the exploration and production of oil and gas. Using conventional technology, operators faced significant loss of ID in the course of the normal drilling process, during reentry and deepening of existing...

12/11/2009

Surface temperature at Tucker Lake in Canada’s Saskatchewan province see temperatures below 40°F below. Below surface steam injection exposes wells to temperatures well exceeding 500°F. One such well, operated by a Calgary-based company, had experienced casing failure at about...

05/07/2010
  • Operator was experiencing trouble formation caused by narrow pore pressure/fracture gradient window which caused casing to be set higher than planned.
  • Operator decided that expandables were the way to go.
  • All of the customer's operating objectives were met.
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...

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