Case Study Alpine Premium Spotting Beads Slashes Time to Run Liner in Panhandle Well
By employing the beads, the operator was able to cut six hours off the time required to run liner.
Copolymer lubricating additive
ALPINE SPOTTING BEADS additive is a spherical co-polymer that acts as a mechanical lubricant in stable temperatures up to 425 degF [218 degC]. Particles sizes range from 18 to 200 mesh [74 to 1,000 um] with specific gravities from 1.08 to 1.50.
Compatible with all mud systems, ALPINE SPOTTING BEADS additive reduces torque and drag while lowering risks for differential sticking in depleted, underbalanced formations by optimizing the radial symmetry of beads in the wellbore. The additive is typically applied in highly-deviated wellbores, including those with high tortuosity and severe or unplanned doglegs that contribute to high torque and drag. The additive also helps break capillary attraction and is non-abrasive.