Expro Excellence
Cementing Technologies
Cast Iron cement retainer successfully deployed in high temperature environment
Customer challenges

An operator in Mexico was experiencing issues successfully placing a balanced cement plug across a 5-7/8” open hole and a 7” liner shoe due to challenging well conditions.

Expro Excellence

Expro's recommended the use of the High Temperature 7” Cast Iron Cement Retainer, which was successfully run to depth and mechanically set at 7,680 meters (25,196 feet) and a bottom hole temperature of 170°C (338°F). The Cast Iron Cement Retainer was tested to 2,500 psi and with the mechanical barrier in place, the operator was able to successfully place a cement plug in the wellbore to abandon that section of the well.

Value to client

The use of the 7” Cast Iron Cement Retainer reduced the rig time associated with placing a barrier in the challenging wellbore by successfully setting the barrier on the first attempt. The efficient installation of a barrier allowed the operator to achieve a successful cement plug during the next attempt, saving the operator from possibly having to attempt multiple cement jobs and the costs associated with those operations.

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Cast Iron cement retainer successfully deployed in high temperature environment

In Brief
An operator in Mexico was experiencing issues successfully placing a balanced cement plug across a 5-7/8” open hole and a 7” liner shoe due to challenging well conditions.
Product Line
Cementing Technologies
Region
North and Latin America
Customer challenges

An operator in Mexico was experiencing issues successfully placing a balanced cement plug across a 5-7/8” open hole and a 7” liner shoe due to challenging well conditions.

Expro Excellence

Expro's recommended the use of the High Temperature 7” Cast Iron Cement Retainer, which was successfully run to depth and mechanically set at 7,680 meters (25,196 feet) and a bottom hole temperature of 170°C (338°F). The Cast Iron Cement Retainer was tested to 2,500 psi and with the mechanical barrier in place, the operator was able to successfully place a cement plug in the wellbore to abandon that section of the well.

Value to client

The use of the 7” Cast Iron Cement Retainer reduced the rig time associated with placing a barrier in the challenging wellbore by successfully setting the barrier on the first attempt. The efficient installation of a barrier allowed the operator to achieve a successful cement plug during the next attempt, saving the operator from possibly having to attempt multiple cement jobs and the costs associated with those operations.

Contact

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