At the OTC Brasil, which took place the last week of October in Rio de Janeiro, the Welltec stand featured the Welltec Annular Barrier, or WAB™. This novel Completion Solution attracted a lot of attention for its unique capabilities providing cement assurance, zonal isolation and cementless completions in a wide range of environments. The WAB™ has been engineered to enable maximum reservoir drainage and flexibility of operations through-out the life of the well as part of the Flex-Well® concept and is the first step in future proofing the well.
During the conference Welltec presented two papers. The first, Regaining Wellbore Access and Enhancing Safety Devices Operation by Removing Obstructions Using E-line Conveyed Technology, describes in detail a number of scale clean-out interventions in Mexico that has allowed the operator to save significantly on rig and deferred production. The second paper, Improved Recovery Rate in Brownfield Subsea Wells Using Riserless Light Well Intervention, discusses the advantages of using the RLWI method to improve recovery rates from existing wells enabling operators to realize potential of up to 50% recovery.
To learn more about the WAB™ please download the Completion Solutions Brochure or contact Pedro Maciel, Well Completion Solutions Manager, Latin America.
For information on scale removal and other clean-out methods, please download the Clean-out Solutions brochure.
For information about Welltec’s RLWI capabilities, please contact Eddie Karlsen.