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A strong case
31/03/2011 | Channel:
Equipment, Drilling, Manufacturing
Deep Casing Tools, the Aberdeen-based casing and completion technology specialist, has launched the first ever drill-through tool to ensure casing to target depth, allowing wells to be drilled as planned and enhancing integrity.
The company’s breakthrough Turbocaser Express delivers a step change in drilling industry process. After reaming casing to target depth, the Turbocaser Express has a unique, patented internal design that can be drilled through in minutes with standard drill bits after normal cementing, in one cost-effective operation.
Drillers face an ever-increasing demand to run casings to greater depths and at higher angles. Tools that enable drilling teams to land downhole assemblies at target depth first time can decrease drilling costs and have obvious economic attractions. Often, conventional methods are also not practical or prudent – for example, the size or length of the casing can make it impossible to rotate on smaller rigs, and the well path may prevent rotation in any event.
"In demanding downhole conditions, getting casing to target depth, or landing the casing exactly in the subsea tree, is an essential first step for ensuring wellbore integrity and constructing the well as planned,” said Lance Davis, CEO of Deep Casing Tools. “After developing the Express version of the Turbocaser system, we now have orders from operators from as far as the Middle East and Alaska, where the technology can dramatically reduce the risks and costs of well construction.”