UltraConnect 35K HPHT System Case History

Location: Gulf of Mexico

An operator in the Gulf of Mexico drilled a well with a measured depth (MD) in excess of 29,000 ft (8839 m), where downhole temperature and pressure were expected to reach up to 470°F (243°C) and 35,000 psi (2413 bar) including the applied pressure required to fire a perforating system.

Baker Hughes worked with the operator to gain a comprehensive vision for the entire project from completion to production. One of the major technological roadblocks they faced was finding a supplier that could develop an ultra high pressure, high temperature (HPHT) perforating system that would fire successfully at 35,000 psi.

Our methodology for developing technologies requires us to extend existing solutions whenever possible. We started with our field-proven DeepConnect™ shaped charges and tested multiple component configurations to improve downhole performance. After a significant investment in time and money, we were able to test and produce the UltraConnect™ 35K HPHT perforating system, the first TCP system capable of performing perforations at 35,000 psi.

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UltraConnect 35K HPHT Perforating System

The Baker Hughes UltraConnect 35K HPHT perforating system performs reliably in downhole pressures up to 35,000 psi, enabling operators to reach previously inaccessible reservoirs.

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