Technical Papers

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Innovative Non-Planar Face PDC Cutters Demonstrate 21% Drilling Efficiency Improvement in Interbedded Shales and Sand

Abstract Traditional polycrystalline diamond cutter (PDC) technology has made tremendous gains over the past decade with corresponding footage and rate of penetration (ROP) impr...

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Innovative Impregnated Drill Bit Design With Enhanced Durability Improves Performance in Challenging Application in Colombia

Abstract Vertical wells are drilled in the Colombian foothills with various types of drill bits, including polycrystalline diamond compact bits (PDC), tungsten carbide insert bi...

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Working Smarter On Well Intervention Operations

This paper describes a new intelligent well intervention performance system. One that contains a variety of sensors and electronics to gather critical downhole measurements, ana...

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Managing Downhole Parameters During Re-entry and Intervention to Improve Operational Efficiency

As well complexity increases, re-entry and intervention operations are becoming increasingly ambitious in both their objectives and their risk profile. At the same time, interve...

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Enabling Change with New Technology and Integrated Operations

The introduction of a new downhole digital technology has the potential to revolutionize well intervention operations through performance management, faster decision cycles and ...

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NEW TECHNOLOGY FROM FISHING COMPANY WILL ENABLE OPERATORS TO REDUCE AMOUNT OF NONPRODUCTIVE TIME

Advances in drilling technology have enabled operators to drill complex wells ranging from long step-out wells to mult ilateral completions with horizontal laterals that may ext...

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New Closed-Loop Control System Reduces Risk in Intervention Operations

During well construction activities, measurement-while-drilling (MWD) technology is applied to transmit sophisticated spatial and petrophysical data from downhole to surface. Us...

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Utilize Real-time MWD Data for Wellsite Job Optimization to Provide a New Level of Process Control in Well Intervention

A new application for downhole data acquisition provides real-time wellbore intervention optimization via measurement-while-drilling (MWD)-based technologies to enhance pipe-con...

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Smart Tool System Boosts Performance of Intervention Operations

In these times of record operating costs, stakeholders place paramount importance on avoiding unnecessary, unproductive trips in the well.  In well intervention applications suc...

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Innovative Systems Approach Enables Smart Intervention Solutions

One of the most frustrating and costly aspects of any wellbore intervention operation is when little or no progress is made during a trip in the well and tools are returned to s...