Larry S. Adams Chevron USA Production Co. Midland, Tex.
Charles C. Overstreet CUDD Pressure Control Inc. Houston
Coiled tubing is being run into the well to drill out scale
A recent workover shows the technical capability and cost effectiveness of coiled tubing for cleaning out scale in a 22,611-ft, low pressure, high-temperature gas well.
The well, operated by Chevron USA Production Co., is in the Fort Stockton Gas Unit 5-1 Gomez (Ellenburger) field, in West Texas.
The development of reliable 100,000-psi minimal yield strength coiled tubing was a major factor that allowed this work to succeed.
The methods demonstrated by this workover are becoming a ...