Expandable liners prove use in ultradeepwater projects

By increasing overall well length accompanied by a negligible reduction in casing diameter, expandable liners continue to find promising applications in ultradeepwater wells. Click here to enlarge imageUsing R&B Falcon Inc.'s Deepwater Nautilus semisubmersible, Shell Exploration & Production Co. installed a second solid expandable tubular system last January in Alaminos Canyon 557 at a water depth of 7,790 ft (Fig. 1). This is the first time two expandable liners have been run in one well and is also a record measured depth installation at more than 16,000 ft.Enventure Global Technology LLC, which is a 50-50 joint venture between Halliburton Energy Services Inc. and Shell Technology ...

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