Hook hangers provide flexible reentry options, reduce multilateral risks

Various applications in diverse regions of the world show the reentry flexibility and reduced completion risk of "hook hanger" junctions for completing Technical Advancement for Multilaterals (TAML) Level 3, 4, and 5 wells.Completions in Venezuela, South China Sea, Middle East, and Alaska's Cook Inlet have used hook hangers in both new and existing wells.Some examples include a Level 3 multilateral with an intelligent completion system, a Level 3 with expandable screens, a Level 4 with an electric submersible pump (ESP), and a Level 5 with a straddle completion hydraulically isolating the junction.Technological evolutionIn the past, the complexity and operational intensity of completi...

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