Simon Leiper

Simon Leiper has worked in the wellbore clean-up industry for 15 years. He leads the wellbore cleaning product line with Odfjell Well Services and is the inventor of multiple Odfjell patent applications. He has an HND in Mechanical Engineering and has worked and lived in international locations.
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The birth of a drilling scraper: Technology boosts WBCU efficiency

 

A revolution in Wellbore Clean Up as we know it is at hand. OWS is launching a tool designed to withstand the rigors of drilling with the finesse of wellbore cleaning. The technology allows the well to be drilled, and then the casing to be scraped on the same run, eliminating the need for a separate dedicated trip. The new DrillRdillo™ Drilling Scraper can reduce completion time by hours or even days. OWS’ Product Line Manager for Wellbore Clean-Up, Simon Leiper, tells you how it works.

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Topics: Drilling Equipment, Wellbore CleanUp, Casing Preparation, Down Hole

The evolution of the casing scraper

Casing scrapers are not new technology. A quick search on Google patents will bring up hundreds of types of scrapers dating back to the 1930s. In this post we will explore the evolution of this wellbore cleaning tool.

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Topics: Wellbore CleanUp

The 3 Rs of Wellbore Clean-Up

At school, we learned the three Rs: reading, writing and arithmetic. There are also three Rs of wellbore clean-up, namely Rotation, Reciprocation and ciRculation. So sit up straight, pay attention and spit out that gum because today you are going back to school.

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Topics: Wellbore CleanUp

The benefits of reduced service connections

As the old adage goes, a chain is only as strong as its weakest link and drill strings are no exception. Each component of the string, from the drill pipe, collars, stabilizers to the BHA tools, has a connection – a potential weak point that can break – so when it comes to connections, less is more.

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The importance of Magnets in a Wellbore Cleanup String

The use of magnets has proven to be a simple, cheap and effective way of removing metal debris from a well. Every WBCU operation should include magnets.

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Topics: Wellbore CleanUp

How to do BOP and marine riser clean up in fewest possible runs

Premature completion failure caused by debris interfering with valves, electronics and hardware is an ever-present threat. A robust clean up of the BOP and riser is proven to reduce this threat and the non-productive time during the completion of the well. By careful planning and the use of modern, effective methods, your pre-completion clean-up process will save you time and money.

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Topics: Wellbore CleanUp

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