Well Cutter Assists Removal of Packer

Welltec’s latest cutting edge technology continues to prove itself through successful applications. This time, offshore in Russia the Well Cutter was used to cut a Super 13Cr mandrel of a 9 5/8” x 4 1/2” packer so that this intelligent completion could be retrieved.
Mandrel Cut
The operation went flawlessly – yet again – and the Well Cutter was able to produce a perfect cut at 44.50° inclination in about four hours. After the Well Cutter was pulled out of hole, the client was able to pick up on the tubing hanger and observe that the 9 5/8” packer was free.

Client quote
“Excellent performance and a perfect cut in the packer mandrel target area, spot on. This was our objective and the main reason we use the Well Cutter whenever possible to cut mandrels or tubing. The Well Cutter cuts an excellent shaped fishing neck, eliminating extra BHA dressing trips on stubs and leaves a clear gauge path if re-access into the tubing bore is needed.” said Bernard Renker, Snr. Completions & Well Interventions Engineer Piltun, Sakhalin Energy.

Piltun CWI have been continuously pleased with Welltec’s services and solutions in 2012 and based on this recent success, they are looking to increase the portfolio of services Welltec can perform for them in the future.

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