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  • Fibers in cement form network to cure lost circulation


    Effendhy, H. Junaidi, R. Abbas and B. Z. Malik

    Encountering partial or complete lost circulation is not an uncommon occurrence in Caltex Pacific Indonesia’s (CPI) Duri field in the Central Sumatra basin of Indonesia. Lost-circulation rates can range from one barrel per hour to total losses. The ChevronTexaco affiliate utilized cement and various other conventional lost-circulation materials (LCM) in an attempt to cure the losses, with varying degrees of success. Schlumberger worked closely with the CPI Drilling Team to create a solution to cure the losses and successfully cement casing after blind drilling to total depth.

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