Weatherford International plc introduced its Shallow Angle QuickCut System efficiently achieved the ’s first 12 ¼-in. casing sidetrack, delivering a 22-ft. window in a single journey for an ultra-deepwater properly within the Gulf of Mexico.
“The operator contacted Weatherford to carry out a Gulf of Mexico ultra-deepwater exit in a 12 ¼-in. heavy wall casing,” stated Chip Miller, Vice President, North America Geozone, Weatherford. “This profitable 12 ¼-in. sidetrack casing grew to become an first, made much more sophisticated by the necessity to obtain a dogleg low sufficient for manufacturing packers to securely go by the ensuing window.”
Leveraging its decades-long historical past of profitable exits in heavy-walled casing, Weatherford and the operator deployed the Shallow Angle QuickCut with MultiCatch Anchor and milled the 22-ft casing window and 15-ft rat gap in a single journey.
“This industry-first serves as a greatest apply for efficiently exiting heavy wall casing, opening up a contingency situation that was beforehand not possible whereas on the identical time, permitting operators to faucet into bypassed reservoir sections safely and effectively,” stated Miller.
(Source and picture: Weatherford – Shallow Angle QuickCut instrument)
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