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  1. Self-setting thermal packers help cyclic-steam operations

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 14 Dec 1998

    Small, thermally set packers are being used in China for injecting ..... operations (Fig. 1). Thermally activated packers are helping recover heavy oil in cyclic steam-injection wells in China. The packers were developed by one of the units of

  2. Single-set CT straddle packers successful in Alaska

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 28 Apr 2008

    single-run straddle deployment, both packers are set simultaneously, with a spacer ..... during setting. This requires that the two packers be mechanically connected to one another ..... load between the two pack-offs. The packers were modified to make the originally fixed

  1. SPECIAL REPORT: Straddle packer assemblies allow selective completions, stimulations

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 18 Aug 2008

    In well completions, straddle packers offer a way to shut off zones from producing ..... injection intervals above or below the packers . In this article, two examples from ..... Brazil illustrate the use of straddle packers . In its simplest form in an oil field

  2. Chevron orders Big Foot well completion equipment

    Online Articles

    Tue, 24 May 2011

    Inc. ordered from Baker Hughes Inc. electrical submersible pumps (ESPs) and production packers for seven producing wells, as well as mudline packers for three injection wells for its Gulf of Mexico deepwater Big Foot development. Baker Hughes

  3. Interventionless actuated completions reduce risks, costs

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 13 Oct 2003

    hydromechanical valve to set wellbore packers . In deepwater, horizontal, and extended ..... completion practices require setting downhole packers to isolate and control pressure and fluids ..... The use of this technology in completion packers is relatively new. The generic name for

  4. Diverter valves enhance horizontal gravel packing

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 12 Nov 2001

    washpipe diverter valves and external casing packers (ECPs) enables isolation of the produced ..... ft seal, honed, openhole inflatable packers . Click here to enlarge image The first ..... positioned to inflate the external casing packers . Click here to enlarge image Because

  5. Swelling-rubber packer enhances multilateral viscous oil production

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 24 Apr 2006

    difficulties, the use of swelling rubber packers (SRPs) enables operators to manage annular ..... Alaska’s viscous oil reservoirs. The packers allow longer lateral lengths with less along ..... from the parent bore. Swelling-rubber packers SPR technology is based on the swelling properties

  6. Equipment/Software/Literature

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 1 May 2000

    generation of single-string retrievable packers is rated for service in high pressure ..... temperature environments. The Reliant Series packers tolerate high tension loads and are designed ..... has a shorter length than conventional packers for passage through tight spots and doglegs

  7. Interventionless actuated completions reduce risks, costs

    Online Articles

    Fri, 3 Oct 2003

    Click on the pdf link below to view entire article. Operators can reduce costs and risks involved in completing wells by using pressure-pulse communication, absolute well pressure, or a hydromechanical valve to set wellbore packers .

  8. Competitive pressure introduces disparate bicenter design

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 15 May 2000

    drill-out achievements, major bit manufacturers have begun using disparate bit features to drill reliably through plugs, packers , and formations in one run, while retaining toolface control throughout complex build and tangent sections. A steering wheel

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