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Displacement strategy

SMART 3D Displacement

Choose the right solvents, surfactants, viscosifiers, and well cleaning tools to prepare your well for completion

The act of displacing a well from mud to clear brine is generally considered the beginning of the completion phase of a well. An improperly displaced wellbore leaves behind solids and debris from many sources that will negatively impact the rest of the completion process. And the mechanical, chemical, and hydraulic components each play a vital role in the displacement process. Failing to account for any of these elements will not deliver a cost-effective, trouble-free displacement.

Integrate your displacement services to improve wellbore cleaning efficiency and effectiveness

The SMART 3D displacement strategy from M-I SWACO provides a single-source, integrated package of displacement services, including the latest generation of chemical, mechanical, and hydraulic technologies. Applicable to any wellbore requiring the complete removal of drilling fluid for completion or production operations, the SMART 3D strategy brings field-proven technologies together in a single wellbore displacement strategy.

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Schlumberger workers evaluating a displacement

Customize the plan to suit your well and economics

The M-I SWACO displacement philosophy was generated out of the exhaustive analysis of diverse well operations, which proved that ignoring or failing to properly account for a single element within these interrelated disciplines results in an inefficient displacement, additional rig time for remedial work, and lost production. As such, the SMART 3D displacement strategy looks at each component—chemical, mechanical, and hydraulic—to ensure each application meets the specific needs of the wellbore. 

M-I SWACO project specialists design and deliver a comprehensive package utilizing each of these three elements to meet the needs of a specific well. The package is designed to minimize trips, fluid volumes, and interfaces; reduce waste disposal costs; and protect the producing reservoir.

Tailored as needed for efficient, effective delivery of a properly prepared wellbore.

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