Middle East

This Video of the Month is from a new, horizontal offshore oil producer. The operator experienced multiple unexpected completion issues prior to stimulating the well including a liner leak and unknown stimulation sleeve status.   Read more

Cement Plugs: A Routine or a Nightmare?

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 10:04
A ghost from the past started hunting me when I went through my files. Ashamed of what I discovered I decided to tell everyone, especially young engineers, what not to do when setting a cement plug. Read more
Engineered Perforating Solution Saves Operator 13 Days Valued At $7.8 MillionCASE STUDY: OIL COMPANY CHALLENGEPerforate the inner 9 5/8 in. casing of a well whose bottomhole temperature ranged between 300°F - 400°F using the largest possible diameter gun system to deliver 0.7 in. entry holes and less than... Read more

Aging Well Stock Management in the Middle East

Thursday, 16 February 2017 09:03
Introduction The Middle East offshore market generally has shallow water depth operations in high salinity water environments. As fields in the Arabia Peninsula mature and production declines they need extensive recovery enhancement and workovers which place added stress on the asset. In conjunction with the age and salinity of the… Read more

Middle East well integrity whitepaper

Thursday, 16 February 2017 08:59
There are different definitions of Well Integrity. The most widely accepted definition is given by NORSOK D-010: “Application of technical, operational and organizational solutions to reduce risk of uncontrolled release of formation fluids throughout the life cycle of a well”. Another accepted definition is given by ISO TS 16530-2 “Containment… Read more
This Video of the Month is from a well in the Middle East. The operator utilized EV's Optis™ HD Memory camera to inspect the flow tube and flapper valve condition of a surface-controlled safety valve. Earlier intervention work had resulted in the need to fish tools at the valve but… Read more

Flapper Valve Milling Inspection

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 07:34
This Video of the Month is from a well in the Middle East. The operator utilized EV's Optis™ HD Memory camera to inspect the flow tube and flapper valve condition of a surface-controlled safety valve. Earlier intervention work had resulted in the need to fish tools at the valve but… Read more

 

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