Improving well completion tooling performance

High pressure, high temperature (HPHT) well completions onshore, or in the challenging depths of deep-water or ultra-deep-water, demand tools with internal components that reduce risk, expedite the completion process, and maximize production. Drilling and completing a well in 3,000 to 10,000 foot of water, whether in the North Sea, Gulf of Mexico, or offshore South America is no easy task. These depths require higher flow rates that will not damage the wellbore; which result in increased wellhead temperatures, which stretches the capabilities of many sealing elements.

Well Completions Require A Wide Range of Sealing Solutions

Much of the tooling required for well completions requires elastomeric sealing components that can withstand a wide variety of harsh conditions, including:

  • High pressure, high temperature (HPHT)
  • Highly corrosive chemical environments such as hydrochloric acid used in acidizing procedures
  • High pressure and high-speed flows found in hydraulic fracturing
  • Exposure to completion fluids such as oil-based mud, high pH fluids, and amine base inhibitors

Regardless of the well completion method or service, our materials and applications engineers specialize in developing sealing solutions, bearings, and other components for the extremes of oil and gas well completions. By working with you in the R&D stage, we are able to provide long-term value through improved equipment performance, greater efficiencies, and lower operating costs.

Engineered Solutions for Well Completion Applications

CDI seals and bearings can be found in many well completion tools, systems, and equipment, including:

  • Tubing hangers
  • Casing hangers
  • Chemical injection systems
  • Subsurface safety valves
  • Gas lift systems
  • Artificial lift systems (ALS)
  • Liner hanger systems