Continuing improvements enhance CT reliability and applications ///

World Oil is pleased to present the 2013 edition of its annual coiled tubing (CT) supplement. Since their introduction to the oil and gas industry in the 1960s, CT applications have increased over the decades through improvements in tubing metallurgy, advances in rig designs and the development of small-bore downhole tools, such as rib-steered drilling motors. CT is now a cost-effective intervention tool with multifaceted re-entry drilling, completion and production stimulation capabilities, with new applications emerging for formation evaluation, shale fracturing, fishing, and even plugging and abandonment, both onshore and offshore.

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