D&L Oil Tools designs new anchor in response to demand for smart well technology

11/29/2017

TULSA, Okla. -- D&L Oil Tools, a company that provides downhole tools to both domestic and international oil exploration markets, has unveiled a new patent-pending design for hydraulically and mechanically-set retrievable tubing anchors/catchers named Trilobite Anchors.

The anchors have a unique design with three heat-treated steel alloy slips which not only maximize holding in both tension and compression, but also with strategic component spacing to allow increased annular flow and capillary tube bypassing. This allows for operators to increase space for gas while running capillary lines, all without compromising tubing size in the desired 5½-in. by 2⅞-in. configuration.

The newly-designed anchor also serves as a “catcher,” meaning it does not require upward tension to remain in place.

D&L has received feedback from clients who say the tool has not only increased the capability of running multiple capillary and data lines, but has actually lead to increased gas production due to the multiplied space for gas to travel upward toward the wellhead.

The Trilobite Hydro and Trilobite Quarter-Turn Anchor designs were filed with the U.S. Provisional Patent Office in June of 2017 and will undergo a full patent process over the course of the next year.

People can learn more about the Trilobite products, as well as D&L’s engineering experience at http://www.dloiltools.com/new-products-trilobite-anchors/.

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