Debris and buildup can cause setting failures and reliability issues during downhole installation. While dedicated cleanouts are preferred to avoid these risks, they are not always economically feasible. Our TRAILBLAZER™ wellbore preparation tool builds on our field-proven wellbore cleanup technology to deliver an integrated, cost-effective tool that is deployed as part of the downhole bottomhole assembly (BHA) to provide additional cleaning during wellbore installation.
The TRAILBLAZER can be run ahead of bridge plugs, whipstocks, or lower completion systems that will be temporarily or permanently installed in the wellbore to clean and remove debris as the BHA moves downhole to prepare the setting area and improve operational reliability. With a simple, yet robust design, three cleanup functions are incorporated into one tool including scraper, brush, and magnet sections.
- Scrapers are used to remove mud, rust, scale, paraffin, and other related buildups
- The brush section assists the scraper with additional debris removal to improve cleaning effectiveness
- Magnets collect ferrous debris and retrieve it to the surface to clear obstructions from the wellbore