Successful Suspension of a Problematic Well
- Published: Friday, 05 February 2021 10:24
- Written by Super User
In an operational first, Omega Well Intervention and R&D Solutions recently combined services to conduct a successful suspension of a problematic well for a major operator in Queensland, Australia.
This was the first operation in Australia using Omega’s V-Zero™ Plug Range with all operations carried out using in-country personnel. Plug selection for the operation was critical as a nipple-based plug and mono-bore plug had previously been tried but both failed. The well conditions at 4,350 meters were not for the faint-hearted as there was a window of only 0.38 meters in which to land the plug for isolation.
The results were outstanding. The 2.375” V-Zero™ Retrievable Bridge Plug was successfully deployed and tested, and the well was successfully and safely suspended. This marks the first time the Omega V-Zero™ API 11D1-V0 has been deployed in Australia and the first 1.75 Hydrostatic Setting Tool Deployment using E-Line Activation.
Richard Pyper, Business Development Manager at Omega Well Intervention, comments:
“After only a short time aligning with R&D Solutions in Australia, the opportunity to assist with this operation was introduced to us. After much planning involving the client, Omega and R&D, further confirmation testing of Omegas 2.375” Plugs suitability was required giving all parties the assurance that we could effectively solve this suspension.
"We are thrilled with the result and are delighted to have partnered with R&D Solutions to provide a successful outcome on our first Australian RBP deployment. This shows how Synergies can work in the difficult and changing working environment and hopefully this will be the first of many!”
Alistair Paterson, R&D Solutions’ Eastern Australia Business Manager said:
"We are pleased to have been able to provide a seamless solution that met the customer’s needs using the in-country staff. I look forward to working with Richard and the team further.”
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