April 30, 2012

High speed reaming tools

The Turbocaser Express and Turborunner suite of high speed reaming technologies is available to the industry.

Turbocaser Express (shown at right) enables casings and intermediate liners to be landed at target depth first time, the company says. The system's internal assembly can be drilled through in minutes after normal cementation in one cost effective operation, which helps reduce nonproductive time in wellbore conditions, increases wellbore integrity, and decreases operating costs.

The Turborunner (shown below) is a completion-compatible reaming tool that aids first time placement of the completion or liners at target depth. Suited for all rigs and easy to deploy, it helps reduce risk at depth, time, and costs.

Another tool, Shalerunner, is being launched for the shale drilling market, initially in the US, and is what the company calls another technology eliminating costly wiper trips.

Source: Deep Casing Tools, Unit 2, 51 York St., AB11 5DP, Aberdeen, UK.

High performance oil field polymers

Fortron polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) grades and Celstran continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic (CFR-TP) composites are available for onshore and offshore oil and gas operations.

As a liner, Fortron PPS can help prolong the life of steel and offers cost-effective features as an overall metal replacement. It offers high temperature resistance, chemical resistance, low permeation properties, dimensional stability, high strength and modulus, wear resistance, corrosion resistance, flame resistance, and hydrolytic stability.

Celstran composite products are available as unidirectional tapes, which can increase the in-line burst and operating pressures of thermoplastic pipe when wound around and joined to piping systems for reinforcement, or as continuous rods, shapes, and profiles that can replace steel tensile members in ropes and cabling applications. CFR-TP tape can also be used in service lines, risers, and umbilicals. These composite pipes are lightweight, flexible, durable, and spoolable, allowing for installation speeds of as much as 500 m/hr.

Source: Ticona Engineering Polymers, 8040 Dixie Highway, Florence, KY 41042.

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