102 Plugs Successfully Milled Using CT in 31 Days During 8-Well Milling Operation | Schlumberger
Tech Report
Location
Canada, North America
Details

British Columbia, Canada
Horn River

Lithology
Shale
 
Reservoir
Otter Park
 
Temperature
266 degF [130 degC]
 
Pressure
4,714 psi [32.5 MPa]
 
Max. drilling depth
16,440 ft [5,011 m]
 
Completion size
5.5 in [139.7 mm]
 
CT string size
2.375 in [60.3 mm

Background
An operator in Horn River needed to mill out Copperhead* drillable bridge and flow-through frac plugs to bring eight wells onto production after a horizontal plug-and-perf completion. A combination of techniques were used to mill plugs quickly and efficiently, including producing the well prior to milling; mill by differential pressure rather than weight on bit; limit the use of vibration tools to lower plugs only; monitor return fluid viscosity to determine proper gel loading and ensure solids carrying efficiency. There was no damage to the CT string and no time lost.
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102 Plugs Successfully Milled Using CT in 31 Days During 8-Well Milling Operation

Combination of techniques helped run 417,000 ft [127,000 m] of 2.375-in CT on schedule with zero string damage and no time lost

 
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The Copperhead plugs were milled out of eight wells with an average milling time of 40.7 min per plug and with zero damage to the CT.
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