BHGE cuts and recovers complex tubing and upper completion, reduces unnecessary trips
A well in 5,610 ft (1,710 m) in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM) required intervention after a loss in production. Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE), recommended the Mechanical Pipe Cutter™ (MPC™) electromechanical pipe-cutting tool in the 20,696-ft (6,308-m) deep well. The MPC reduces logistical and environmental constraints by providing precise, downhole pipe cutting without the use of ballistics or hazardous chemicals, reducing nonproductive time (NPT), risks, and overall intervention costs.
The operation involved running a mechanical tubing hanger through the 12° deviated borehole; cutting the 5½ in., 25% chrome (25 Cr) tubing at a depth of 18,750 ft (5,715 m); pulling the upper completions; and rerunning an upper completions assembly.
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