Sabio Log from Anywhere Service enabled remote pipe cut in real time to save producing well
An operator in Latin America needed to cut a pipe in order to retrieve a packer bore receptacle. Previous attempts to cut the 4-½-in. tubing were unsuccessful and the operator would be forced to prematurely abandon a producing well if the pipe could not be cut.
Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE), was called to perform the operation following four failed attempts by competitors that had tried a chemical cutter and radial cutting torch tools. The BHGE team recommended its Mechanical Pipe Cutter (MPC™) due to its accurate cutting ability and quick deployability. The MPC does not use ballistics or hazardous chemicals, making it safe for transportation by helicopter. However, the leading BHGE MPC expert was in Louisiana, USA, not anywhere close to the well location. Therefore, BHGE deployed its Sabio™ Log from Anywhere Service to enable real-time control of the MPC by the expert using the internet.
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