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Milling service designed to reach total depth in extended laterals with one run

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With traditional milling services, operators often have to make multiple runs to mill out every plug in an extended lateral. Sometimes, the bottomhole assembly cannot reach the lower sections of the well with enough weight-on-bit to remove the deepest plugs. To help operators reach total depth in a single trip in extended lateral wells, Baker Hughes, a GE company, has launched the coiled-tubing-conveyed Versa Drive extended lateral milling service. In this video from 27 March at the 2018 SPE/ICoTA Coiled Tubing and Well Intervention Conference in the Woodlands, Texas, Erik van Steveninck, Global Product Line Manager, Thru-Tubing Intervention, explains how the Versa Drive is able to reach and remove every plug in a single run. He also discusses a recent field trial in the Permian, during which the service was used to mill out 68 plugs in a single run, without chemicals...

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Schlumberger introduces new perforating gun system

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Schlumberger has introduced the Tempo instrumented docking perforating gun system at the SPE/ICoTA Coiled Tubing and Well Intervention Conference and Exhibition. This combination of a plug-in gun design with real-time advanced downhole measurements enables and monitors the well’s dynamic underbalance to create clean perforations that boost reservoir productivity...

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Archer launches acoustic listening platform for well integrity and performance evaluation

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Archer has launched the VIVID acoustic listening platform - a patented, highly sensitive, acoustic technology that detects, investigates and locates leaks in real time, verifies cement barrier seals and characterizes downhole events with unparalleled precision. The announcement was made at the SPE/ICoTA Coiled Tubing and Well Intervention Conference and Exhibition...

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