Completions Milestone: More Than 100 Expandable External Casing Packers Installed in Australia | SLB

Completions Milestone: More Than 100 Expandable External Casing Packers Installed in Australia

Published: 02/07/2018

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Since the expandable external casing packer was introduced, more than 100 have been installed in Australia, mostly in coal seam gas wells. The packer’s robust design enables it to survive being worked and rotated in doglegs and tight spots. Its high expandability ensures sealing in cased or openhole wells, even in potential washout zones.
Location
Australia, Oceania
Details

Australia
Queensland

Lithology
Coal seam gas wells
 
Bottomhole pressure
Low
 
Packer TVD, m [ft]
400-500 [1,310-1,640
 
Nominal completion size, in
7

Background
When operators with coal seam gas wells in Australia encounter losses during drilling or subsequently discover out-of-gauge holes, they need efficient packers to seal the annulus for one- and two-stage off-bottom cementing operations. The packers must be robust to survive challenging running conditions, including rotating and putting weight on the packer while running.
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