Technical Library

06/30/2000

Optimizing the casing program is one of the most critical factors in well design for deepwater applications. Conventional design often dictates that very large surface casing be used to allow passage of a high number of subsequent casing strings telescoping down in size that are required to...

09/12/2004

Solid expandable tubular technology presents an opportunity to significantly boost the production capacity of wells by increasing the size of the completion. As such, it offers an economically attractive and environmentally friendly option to breathe new life into gas fields. It is flexible in...

02/22/2005

During initial completion operations on a deepwater subsea oil well in the Gulf of Mexico, the 7-3/4 in., 46.1 lb/ft casing failed the pressure test in the production liner. Subsequent operations located the casing leak 1,800 ft above the target completion intervals. The original completion was...