New Technology: Pump Out Reamer Shoe

Pump Out Reamer Shoe designed and manufactured

Start execution: 2009
End execution: 2009

Result: Successfully runned with an HWU into a pressurized cavern.

Role of WEP: WEP was the initiator and did all engineering and manufacturing

Project Summary

Client:All WEP's Salt Clients
Description:New technology, custom made Pump Out Reamer Shoe
Wells:A sidetrack into a pressurized cavern
Start Execution:2009
End Execution:2009
Target:Demonstrating the new technology of the Pump Out Reamer Shoe
Result:The shoe has successfully been run with a HWU unit into the pressurized cavern
Depths (AH):n/a
Role of WEP:WEP was the initiator of this new technology and did all the engineering and manufacturing
Challenges:New technology

Project Description

A custom made Pump Out Reamer Shoe has been designed and manufactured for one of WEP’s Salt producing clients. This shoe was part of a 5” liner which was run in after drilling a 300m sidetrack into an existing live cavern with a pressure of 400 bar @ 2420m measured depth. The special design features are that the shoe can be remotely disconnected. For rotational actions, the shoe and bottom sub are machined with a torque arresting geometry. The shoe has a weld-on tungsten carbide hardfacing for wear reduction and possible reaming functionality. To prevent backflow the shoe contains an off the shelf double barrier. The shoe has successfully been run with an HWU unit into the pressurized cavern.