SPE 96093: Case History: Designing and Implementing Wireline Tractoring Applications for Deepwater, Extended-Reach, Sand-Control Completions, and Interventions


Wireline tractoring technology has set world and Gulf of Mexico records for several logging applications during the initial completion and intervention of two extended-reach, deepwater frac pack wells and one extended-reach, deepwater water-injection well.

This paper reviews some of the challenges involved with conventional conveyance methods in extended-reach wells, describes the planning process for wireline tractoring operations, including prejob modeling, and summarizes the results of a project. The authors will also share the lessons learned and best practices implemented. Proper utilization of this technology has led to significant cost savings for the example project.

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