Sealing Fractures: Advances in Lost Circulation Control Treatments

Publication: Oilfield Review
Volume: 26
Issue: 3
Publication Date: 09/30/2014

Fractured formations create challenging lost circulation scenarios during the drilling process and may jeopardize well integrity. Some fiber-based treatments designed to aid drilling through these formations can be incompatible with bottomhole assemblies with small bit nozzles. Advances in fiber technology are making lost circulation treatments compatible with most bottomhole assemblies, thus providing operators easy, time-saving and effective treatment options for bridging and plugging fractured formations.