ULTRAHIGH PRESSURE HYDROCUTTER CUTS KILL TIME FOR KUWAIT WELLS

A British manufacturer reports a dramatic reduction in time required to kill Kuwaiti oil wells. Harben Systems Ltd., Salisbury, Wiltshire, says its ultrahigh pressure hydrocutting system has slashed to 4 hr the time required to remove damaged wellheads by severing the well's casing. Traditional cutting methods such as swab rigs pulling a sandline back and forth across the casing can require 5-10 days. Confirmation of the effectiveness of hydrocutters comes from Pride Petroleum Services

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