Expandable tubulars set new records

Expandable liner and sand-screen technologies are setting new records and being installed in more-difficult environments.Enventure Global Technology, a company formed by Shell Technology Ventures Inc. and Halliburton Energy Services, said it set new records for an ultra-deepwater installation in a Gulf of Mexico Alaminos Canyon well and for total length of an expandable casing in a West Texas test.In a sand-control application, Weatherford International Inc.'s completion systems division said it completed the world's first multizone expandable sand-screen (ESS) installations in Shell Brunei wells.Expandable linersFor the water-depth record, Enventure placed a 1,186-ft openhole sol...

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