• Stuck completion string
  • Cut needed quickly to avoid delay costs
  • MPC made successful cut on first attempt in less than one hour
  • Two days of rig time saved
  • No explosives resulted in a safer, cleaner job

Case study details

An operator in Vietnam was performing a workover on an offshore well. The company was unable to retrieve the old completion string in the well and contacted Baker Hughes to cut the stuck 4-1⁄2 in. tubing string in order to proceed with the job.

Ninety minutes after the call, the Baker Hughes wireline crew loaded its Mechanical Pipe CutterTM (MPCTM) tool onto a helicopter and took off for the rig. The MPC is fully transportable by helicopter because it is compact, light-weight, and operates without using any hazardous materials such as explosives.

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