Logging tool deployment technology sets record in Alaskan well

Forest Oil Corp., Denver, successfully completed openhole logging operations with drill pipe-conveyed memory logging tools to a depth of 20,203 ft MD in its Redoubt No. 4 delineation well in Alaska's Cook Inlet.Crews deployed the logging tools at the end of the drillstring with the Compact Well Shuttle from UK-based Reeves Oilfield Services Ltd., which the companies report is a record well depth for the logging tool deployment technology.The well shuttle houses the battery-powered memory logging tools within special drill-pipe joints, attached to the bottom of the drillstring, protecting the tools from bad hole conditions and the rigors of running into high angle, extended-reach wells...

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