Perforating—When Failure Is the Objective

Perforating—When Failure Is the Objective
Publication: Oilfield Review
Volume: 21
Issue: 3
Publication Date: 11/01/2009

Exploitation of the transient events during and after shaped charge detonation is giving the industry new perforating methodologies. The result is cleaner perforations that increase production and improve operational efficiencies. At the same time, enhancements to technology for shaped charges are delivering deeper penetration and bigger entrance holes with less debris. Because of the variety of methods used in the industry, the API recently updated standardized testing procedures recommended for comparing charge performance.

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