CRA expandable tubulars create cased-hole production liner

Expandable-tubular technology advances as the industry extends its application from the drilling environment, where carbon-steel expandable tubulars reduce the telescopic effects of well construction, to corrosion-resistant alloy (CRA) production liners with gas tight connections.Operator Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij (NAM), a 50-50 joint venture of Royal Dutch/Shell Group and ExxonMobil Corp., installed a 710 ft, 13% chromium (Cr13) CRA expandable liner in a test well in the Netherlands' Wanneperveen field.In an announcement last month, Enventure Global Technology LLC said that the test well was the first CRA expandable-tubular installation of the company's Solid Expandable T...

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