Highlights


Benefits
  • Extend your coiled tubing reach in laterals by up to 120%
  • Ensure reliable field performance with lab testing that accurately simulates downhole conditions
  • Accurately model your job to ensure predictable field results
Applications
  • Coiled tubing operations
  • Cased hole operations requiring mechanical friction reduction
  • Extended-reach interventions and hydraulic stimulation

Overview

Overview

Ensure that your coiled tubing string gains full access to long wellbores with Baker Hughes's EasyReach™ extended-reach coiled tubing lubricant. An advanced mechanical friction reducer technology, the EasyReach lubricant helps deploy coiled tubing to lateral lengths that were previously unreachable with conventional lubricants.

 

In-depth testing, predictable field results

The EasyReach lubricant represents a step change in predictable performance over previous coiled tubing lubricants. Baker Hughes engineers extensively test each lubricant using a novel coiled tubing (CT) linear friction testing methodology—the industry’s first test protocol to effectively simulate real downhole CT conditions.  

Lubricants are tested at various concentrations under a range of conditions that includes multiple fluid combinations, different coiled tubing materials with varying surface roughness, and different temperatures.  The data gathered during this extensive testing is then used as input to the Baker Hughes CIRCA™ CT simulation and analysis software (for pre-job modeling) and CIRCA™ RT real-time CT simulation software (for on-the-job modeling). Through this detailed testing and analysis, you’re assured a CT lubricant that is customized to your field application and which delivers far more predictable results in a wide range of CT environments.

When included in your well design phase, EasyReach lubricant allows you to plan longer laterals that offer greater access to the payzone, increasing job efficiency and production potential. In a growing number of field applications, the EasyReach lubricant consistently lowers the coefficient of friction (CoF) by between 40% and 60% while increasing lateral reach by as much as 120%.

 

Proven performance

EasyReach lubricant helps improve the efficiency and increase the certainty of your coiled tubing operations in long wellbores, and at lower concentrations compared with other available lubricants. Use the lubricant as part of a hydraulic fracturing operation with Baker Hughes's OptiPort™ hydraulic fracturing systems and the OptiPacker™ compression set packer. This combination has been used in many field applications to reliably isolate and treat laterals extending beyond 10,000 ft (3,050 m). The significant CoF reduction has also enabled annular fracturing treatments near the toe of extended lateral wells, helping to avoid the nonproductive time associated with coiled tubing friction lock.

Use the EasyReach lubricant as part of your fracture treatment during the flush stage to reduce bottomhole assembly drag while pulling up from stage to stage. This allows for smooth and quick pull-out-of-hole operations and reduces the operating time between stages.

In a growing number of extended-reach, coiled tubing operations, the EasyReach lubricant consistently delivers a friction-reducing solution that is economical, efficient, and logistically easy to deploy—all of which improves well economics.

Contact us to learn how the EasyReach extended-reach coiled tubing lubricant can help extend the reach of coiled tubing in your long wellbores.



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