This week the O&G community gathered in Abu Dhabi for the annual ADIPEC show. Welltec presented a paper based on a number of highly interesting local cases in which the novel Well Cutter was used to cut 4-1/2” production tubing in compression in several high deviation wells prior to a tubing change-out campaign. The Well Cutter was selected in order to reduce rig time during the workover operations due its non-explosive design, ability to cut pipe under compressions and the smooth beveled surface it produces, which precludes the need for a polishing trip. The paper discusses the operational sequence and lessons learned from the operations and includes a discussion of the design features of this novel tool.
During the show visitors to our booth had the opportunity to examine an expanded, all-metal WAB™ which was on display. The WAB comprises an integral part of our Flex-Well® completion concept, providing an all-metal barrier for zonal isolation or cement assurance
To learn more about the solutions described above, please see the Mechanical Solutions brochure or the Completion Solutions brochure or contact Rob MacFarlane or Paul Matthews respectively.