Alexandru Gomoescu

Alexandru has been in the oil and gas industry for seven years providing drilling related services such as casing drilling, tubular running and drilling equipment rental. He is now Operations Supervisor at Odfjell Well Services.
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How CRTi and Ream Shoe can Reduce Casing Running Time and Costs

The risk of stopping casing jobs before reaching TD is greater for deep and/or deviated sections. The ability to ream casing down by using the CRTi (or CRTe)and a ream shoe overcomes challenging wellbore obstructions such as tight spots, ledges, high dog legs, cutting ‘beds’ or difficult deviated zones.

There are situations where Level 1 casing reaming could save up to 50 percent of the time or more.

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Topics: Casing Running

The “anatomy” of casing drilling bits (L2)

The idea of using drillable bits on casing strings for CwD applications is a great one as long as you choose the correct bit for your job. These are some of the properties that make a CwD bit different from a conventional drill bit, and a great solution to drill the surface sections, both onshore and offshore.

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Topics: Casing drilling

Casing While Drilling (Level 2) in Romania. Experiences so far

Casing While Drilling has a history as a highly efficient way of combining drilling and casing. OWS Romania has been using this method extensively, and I will share some experiences, show some track records and highlight the reasons why CwD has been such a success for us here.

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Topics: Casing drilling

What is Casing Drilling (Casing while drilling, CwD)?

The concept of drilling and casing the hole in the same time is, of course, valuable by combining two time consuming processes. So how is it possible? What are the limitations? What are the challenges? And what are the benefits?

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Topics: Casing drilling

4 ways to avoid having people in red zone

You've thoroughly identified and marked your hazards. Safe routes are established. Bolts and nuts are constantly being tightened and the safety mats are strategically located. Still you realize that the nature of the work and the environment expose you to dangers never found in an office job.

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Topics: Casing Running

Do you expect to reach casing TD at first attempt?

We're in a highly competitive business were figures are astronomical and the fine line between success and failure is made out of a pile of money. Planning and completing a drilling operation is a lot about percentages. We all know what's at stake, but we sometimes fail to play our best bet.

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Topics: Casing Running, Casing Preparation

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