Mechanical pipe cutter service cut plastic-coated pipe in California
Jun 24, 2020
A major operator working a production well in California had a stuck pipe. After two unsuccessful attempts by a competitor to free the casing string using a chemical cutter, they contacted Baker Hughes.
The 31⁄2 in pipe was plastic-coated and the fluid level was below the cutting depth, making the cut a complex operation for standard cutter services. By using the 2 1⁄8-in Mechanical Pipe CutterTM (MPCTM) service to sever the pipe, Baker Hughes avoided the delay caused by explosives or hazardous chemicals.
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