Would you like to start a free subscription?
Remember me | Forgot password
For full content view: Log in Now!
As described here, an innovative technology for enhancing wellbore pressure containment (WPC) allowed an operator in the Mediterranean Sea to control lost circulation and crossflows in a single treatment during an underground well control situation. In addition to stopping lost circulation, the new process widened the mud weight window by increasing the WPC over 2.0 lb ppge above the natural frac gradient.
The DrillAhead* Services (DAS) technology allowed the operator to quickly seal a severe loss zone and increase its pressure containment, bring the well safely under control and set a temporary plug. When the well was re-entered seven months later, the seal was found to be still competent. The wellbore was conditioned to run a 7-in. liner without losses or further remediation, which saved over US$1 million. The technology's software-aided analysis capacity is engineered to provide treatment designs based on rock mechanical properties and post-job analysis.
This area of the site is restricted.
In order to gain access, please either Log
In, or subscribe to World Oil.
Two options are available to you for creating an account.
1. Get a Free Trial Subscription to World Oil Magazine and gain immediate access to select content on World Oil Online.
Start a Free Trial Subscription and gain immediate access to the complete current issue of World Oil Magazine. Plus, you’ll receive 3 upcoming issues of World Oil Magazine in print or digital format.* You also receive access to the Energy Events Calendar, Industry Statistics and WO Wire’s news and industry coverage.
2. Purchase a subscription to World Oil magazine and gain immediate
and complete access to World Oil Online. As a Total Access subscriber
you will have access to all areas of the site available to registered users and
free subscribers as well as having access to such premium content areas as:
Physical copies of this content may be available for purchase. Visit the Reprints & Back Issues section.
If you are already a paid subscriber and do not have access, please email CustomerService@worldoil.com.
World Oil's specialized upstream Engineering Data Tables featuring the Drill Bit Classifier, Tubing Tables and more. Get Total Access today.
New Delhi - January 11-14
Muscat - January 26-29
Bogota - January 28-29
All material subject to strictly enforced copyright laws.
© 2014 World Oil. © 2014 Gulf Publishing Company.