Properly conducted squeeze procedures eliminate downhole troubles Ronald E. Sweatman, Calvin W. Kessler Halliburton Energy Services Houston John M. Hillier HoustonSonat Exploration Co. Houston When proper field squeeze procedures are followed, downhole problems, including lost circulation and underground blowouts, can be effectively eliminated. It is necessary to acquire quality information and establish efficient communications between field personnel. Once engineers have enough data to identify the problem and define the objectives for a lost-circulation material (LCM) squeeze system treatment, they should obtain well bore fluid samples and test aga...

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