The heaviest casing string ever run in Romania

Both equipment and competence were put to the ultimate test when Odfjell Well Services faced their heaviest casing string in Romania so far. Petrom – OMV subcontracted Rig Saipem 5870 was going to set 13 5/8”  14” Casing (535 Tones / 3801m) in the Baicoi field in Romania.

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Topics: Casing Running, Tubular handling

Speciality tools: Do you know what to ask for?

I often get requests for different tools from the end users, but they are almost never aware of the tool condition on delivery. A little attention to such an important detail could prevent trouble later. And it could be decisive for choosing the right service supplier. The lowest price and cost is always attractive, but do you know the condition of the tool you are about to run in the hole?

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Topics: Drilling Equipment

Tubular handling with care: Running any production riser with standard equipment

The days of specially designed equipment to take care of demanding tubular handling, like prod risers, are over. Clients now get the benefit of using standard equipment to handle even the most oddly dimensioned and fragile tubular safely.

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Topics: Tubular handling

Top Hole Drilling on the Maria Field: A three-party success

Is it possible to drill a top hole to 42" in one run if the template is 38"? Here is the story of three parties putting their expertise together to save runs, time and money.

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Topics: Drilling, Template drilling

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

Deepwater Completions using Sliding Spider

With large OD Completion assemblies and big, thick control lines going through the rotary, advanced completions often mean heavy, repetitive work and time consuming removal and replacing of the bushings. A sliding Spider will get your deepwater Completion to the bottom quickly and safely.

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Topics: TRS, completion

Drilling fluid properties and design

 It is widely known that the drilling fluid´s primary function is to keep well control and prevent an influx of formation fluid to the well causing a blowout. The mud also prevents loss to the formation by keeping the hydrostatical pressure. Not a big issue in the top sections of the well. As we approach the reservoir, however, the consequences of a loss to the formation is critical. The permeability is reduced, and the danger of emulsion is lurking in the dark.

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Topics: Drilling, Down Hole, TRS, mud, well control

The Well Blog's top 10 blog posts of 2016

Christmas is coming, and 2016 is will soon be history. It has been an excellent year on The Well Blog thanks to you faithful readers out there making more than 132.000 visits to read our articles. That is more than 30% increase from last year. We like to think that this proves the blog's relevance and that the articles resonate well with our audience.
Since January, we have published 32 articles and here are the top 10 most read, starting from # 10.

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Topics: Odfjell Well Services

Implementing global standards for casing, wbcu and rental

How can we prevent making the same mistakes? How can we ensure that we follow best practices throughout the organization? How can we keep track of people and gear? Also, how can we simplify the invoicing process? At Odfjell Well Services we are currently in the verification phase of a roll-out of global standards connecting all parts of the value stream - including HR, time capturing, logistics, planning, financing, mobilizing, demobilizing and maintenance processes- across all sites and business units. By doing so, we increase both safety and efficiency, positioning ourselves for growth. I will share with you the strategy and the thoughts behind this tough project. 

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Topics: QHSE

Casing equipment load rating: Deeper wells challenges lifting capacity

Oil wells nowadays get longer because the equipment is so much better. Old wells are lengthened and new wells penetrate reservoirs as deep as 11000 meters. What are the consequences for the choice of casing handling tools?

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Topics: TRS

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