A System Integration Test was completed where three cuts were successfully executed on an 85° horizontal pipe using the same set of cutting pads. These results proved the viability of the intervention to the operator who decided to also use the Well Cutter for the field operation. The objective for the Well Cutter was to perform two cuts in a single run, which was achieved. The 4.5” tubing was successfully cut at two separate depths, the deeper one first.
It goes without saying that time was saved when one less run was required to perform the operation. The Well Cutter is an efficient tool for reducing HSE risks as the e-line approach eliminates the use of explosives. Further contributing to the HSE benefits on this operation, only two men were needed on site, no heavy lifts were required. This operation shows Welltec’s determination to always take the initiative for continuous improvement to make the oil and gas industry more efficient, safe and cost effective.