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Posted on 04 February 2010

High-temperature expandable system installed in SAGD well

Enventure Global Technology announced this week the installation of its SET high-temperature cased-hole expandable system in a steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) well in Alberta, Canada.

The 9 5/8 in.-by-11 3/4 in. high-temperature system was used to repair a casing integrity issue in the well. The 30-ft liner was installed and expanded at a depth of 646 ft (197 m) and allowed the operator to continue using the well.

“High-temperature conditions, like those in SAGD wells, place extreme stress on casing and pipe because of the cyclical nature of the steam injection process,” said Greg Noel, Enventure product commercialization manager. “Our system repaired the casing so the operator could avert the high cost of re-drilling the well.”

The new expandable system comes in all of the currently available SET sizes. It is rated to withstand temperatures up to 518°F (270°C) at pressures of 1,000 psi. As is the advantage with all expandable technology, the in-situ expansion of the steel casing allows for maximized internal diameter and throughput.

CROSCO's 900-hp Skytop 3 Rig built for Bankers Petroleum Albania.

CROSCO's 900-hp Skytop 3 Rig built for Bankers Petroleum Albania.

Crosco Skytop 3 begins drilling in Albania

CROSCO Integrated Drilling & Well Services has commenced drilling services for Bankers Petroleum Albania on the Patos Marinza oil field with the 900-hp Skytop 3 rig. Crosco subsidiary Rotary Pumping has been providing cementing services for Banker Petroleum since 2008, but this marks the return of Crosco’s drilling services to Albania.

FMC, Petrobras ink deal to deliver subsea trees

FMC Technologies has signed a four-year subsea tree frame agreement with Petrobras that is expected to result in approximately $400 million in revenue for FMC. The scope of supply includes the manufacture of up to 107 subsea trees and related tools designed for use offshore Brazil in water depths of 6,500 ft (2,000 m). All systems and equipment will be engineered and manufactured in Rio de Janeiro. Deliveries are scheduled to commence in 2012.

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