Onshore monitoring - keeping high-quality TRS while reducing operators offshore

What question would you rather ask: –Where can I find the comments on connection #254, or –Why is there a higher torque on the connection you just made?

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Topics: Casing Running, Casing Preparation, TRS

Identifying Casing / Tubing is imperative to safe casing running

This is probably the most important part of a casing crew’s job; identifying the pipe and ensuring all equipment and tools are within the specs to handle and make up the connections.

Why is this so important? The crew needs to understand what type of connections they are making up. Are they all the same, or are there different types in one string? This is crucial as torque figures might differ, connection OD and ID might change, or perhaps the connection is completely different and not compatible.

There are many ways to identify pipe and I shall try to outline how this process is done and what to look out for.

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Topics: Casing Running, Casing Preparation

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

Radio operated equipment reduces risk in casing operations

 

From my location in Thailand it is obvious that a change of culture is taking place. While the remotely operated casing equipment traditionally has had its main market in the North Sea, things are now turning in Asia. The popularity of automated equipment is directly reflected in the reduced number of casualties from production in our region. How do you get the most out of your radio operated casing equipment?

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Topics: Casing Running, Casing Preparation

How to manage risks and hazards in casing operations?

Although casing activity represent less than 10 % of well cycle time, the injury rate is more than 10%, and more than 50 % of lethal accidents on a drill rig happens during casing, according to IADC.

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Topics: Casing Running, Casing Preparation

Casing Make-Up Torque and Turn

If you think make-up is all about reading graphs on a computer display, this is undoubtedly a blog post you should read carefully.

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Topics: Casing Running, Casing Preparation

A novel approach to casing preparation after drilling

With increased well costs, particularly in deepwater wells, the benefits of combining operations in one trip are too good to ignore. With new advances in technology it is now possible to combine what was two trips into one, saving considerable time and money. Your drilling bottom hole assembly (BHA) can now be designed to allow casing preparation operations to be performed immediately post drilling.

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Topics: Wellbore CleanUp, Casing Preparation

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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