U.S. oilfield providers participant Weatherford has achieved the ’s first 12 ¼-inch casing sidetrack for an undisclosed operator.
Weatherford mentioned that the casing sidetrack was achieved utilizing
the Shallow Angle QuickCut system and that it delivered a 22-feet window in a
single journey for an ultra-deepwater nicely within the Gulf of Mexico.
Chip Miller, VP for the North America geo zone at Weatherford, mentioned: “The operator contacted Weatherford to carry out a Gulf of Mexico ultra-deepwater exit in a 12 ¼-inch heavy wall casing.
“This profitable […] 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 cross by means of the ensuing window”.
The firm added that the operator deployed the Shallow
Angle QuickCut with MultiCatch anchor and milled the 22-feet casing window and
15-feet rat gap in a single journey.
“This industry-first serves as a greatest observe 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”, Miller mentioned.
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