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

Can Robotics on Rig Floor Make a Difference in Drilling Performance?

In a previous blog we have described the significant potential efficiency gain that lies in a fully automated drilling process, by use of intelligent robots at the drill floor. Before we go into details about how such a system could look, and how we can get there, let’s take a look at where we are on automation on our modern 6th generation rigs today.

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Topics: Drilling Equipment, Drilling

How to reduce offshore risk during tubular running services

Running casing, by its very nature, can be a dangerous occupation with many pitfalls to be aware of. Contrary to popular belief, most accidents are preventable, which is why we must be aware of the hazards and take every precaution necessary by implementing the stringent safety measures while avoiding injury to personnel on the rig site.

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Topics: Casing Running

Years of experience says nothing about your offshore competence

You may have heard the saying “You can have 20 years of experience, or 1 year of experience repeated 20 times”. In other words, if someone does the same thing in an inefficient way over and over they’re probably not as competent as that smart person that’s worked more efficiently in their first year.

Individuals that are faced with varying types of frameworks, systems, processes and challenges and have learned to problem solve in a dynamic and productive manner due to exposure, will have a wider overall grasp and a high standard of offshore competence.

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Topics: Casing Running

Increase casing filling speed with autofill equipment

When running casing, one of the things you always have to keep in mind is keeping the casing string filled with mud.The reason for this is, of course, that you want avoid collapse of the casing.

But filling the casing takes time. Time better spent fulfilling your primary objectives of running the casing to TD, cementing and pressure testing it. The process of filling the casing usually takes between 1 and 1.5 minutes, depending on pipe dimension, pump rates etc. 1.5 minutes is at least a quarter of the time you spend on each connection, so any time saved on this simple task might have a huge impact on the overall operation time.

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Topics: Casing Running

How to calculate the capacity of a Fill-up & Circulation Tool?

What do you need to consider when calculating the capacity of the Fill-up and circulation tool? I've provided you with this real life example as a reference.

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Topics: Casing Running

Getting the most out of Fill-Up & Circulation Tools

The hose is gradually losing its position as the preferred method of filling the casing. No wonder when the modern Fill-Up & circulation tools provides more well control, better assistance in getting to TD and improved safety. In this article I will discuss some of the issues related to optimum use of the tool.

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Topics: Casing Running, Drilling

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

Efficient drill floor handling with Flush Mounted Spider

The introduction of the FMS (Flush Mounted Spider) has made a step change in Tubular Running Operations. The increased safety on the rig floor is obvious when compared to the traditional methods of running casing & tubing. And when it comes to heavy-weight strings, the FMS is your best option.

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Topics: Casing Running, Drilling Equipment, Drilling

Can a competent drilling crew also be used to run casing?


The short answer is; Yes! A competent drilling crew can be used to run casing. In this post I'll look at how we assure that the drilling personnel that assist our TRS crew, are compentent to the task.

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Topics: Casing Running

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