Issue: March 2017
Underbalanced coiled tubing drilling can help extract more production from existing wells, reduce project unpredictability and economic risk, and contribute to increased, efficient, long-term hydrocarbon extraction.
Drilling complex deepwater wells presents significant risks associated with narrow and uncertain formation pressure margins. Hazards include influxes, losses, gas in riser events, and stuck pipe events. Conventional pressure monitoring and control methods have proven inadequate in mitigating many of these dangers.
This review is based on published technical papers and publicly available literature. The author does not endorse any specific technologies or service providers. The logging systems may be available as commercial services, or still in development and testing phases.
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