Expandable tubulars gaining industry confidence

In a play on words, Bill Dean, business development manager for Houston-based Enventure Global Technology LLC said expanding solid tubulars was a "pipe dream" of which many in the industry were skeptical 3-5 years ago when work began on the idea.Speaking to a December conference of the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) and Offshore Operators Committee (OOC) in Houston, Dean said that the company has now expanded almost 8 miles of tubulars in 50 installations. Click here to enlarge imageIn 3 years that Enventure has been working on solid expandable tubulars, the company has developed four different products, including openhole liners, expandable sand screens, cased-...

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