Burlington reverse circulates cement, sets world record

On location for Burlington Resources on the Bighorn 5-6, Fremont County, Wyo., Halliburton cemented 23,644 ft of casing by pumping five slurries down the back side. Photo by Shawn Reed.Click here to enlarge imageBurlington Resources Inc. and Halliburton Energy Services, Casper, successfully cementing 23,644 ft of casing on the Bighorn 5-6 well in Fremont County, Wyo. (Fig. 1). With emphasis placed on a thorough cement job, conducted under extreme bottomhole temperature conditions that must account for slurry set-up time, the companies reverse circulated cement down the annulus then up through the casing."We designed the whole system so that the cement sets [hardens] from bottom to top w...

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