Best practices limit fluid effects on CRA tubulars

Proper procedures in the design of clear brine completion fluids combined with proper handling of the fluids can mitigate annular environmentally assisted cracking (AEAC) in wells completed with corrosion-resistant alloys (CRAs), according to TETRA Technologies Inc.TETRA says that it and JFE Steel Corp. spent more than 3 years researching corrosive factors associated with AEAC.Based on this research, the company has written software programs and guidelines for selecting the fluid and determining the best practices for ensuring proper quality controls during transportation and handling of the completion fluids from the plant to the wellbore.AEAC research programThe companies conducted more...

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