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Operational Efficiency: Exploring the TurboCaser Technology

13 March 2024

Introduction:

In the ever-evolving world of oil and gas, advancements in technology play a pivotal role in enhancing efficiency and safety. One such innovation is the TurboCaser from Deep Casing Tools, a high-speed, turbine-powered casing running system designed to land casings and intermediate liners at target depth first time.

Understanding the TurboCaser:

The TurboCaser is a groundbreaking tool created to streamline and optimise operations in the oil and gas well construction environment. Designed, engineered, and developed by Deep Casing Tools, a leading technology company within the energy sector, this tool addresses challenges faced during casing and liner running, particularly in complex well environments.

How it Works:

The TurboCaser supplies high seed rotation power of the reamer shoe, independent of casing string rotation. A pass-through turbine, the reamer nose can be drilled through in minutes. This allows the same button-hole assembly to immediately drill ahead through the next section.

Prior to drill out, the advanced locking mechanisms ensure reamer shoes do not rotate, meaning adequate safety measures are in place. A dedicated drill out trip is not required.

Its Key Features

1.Reaming Efficiency:

The TurboCaser is equipped with an advanced system that enhances efficiency during casing and liner installation. It effectively reams through obstacles, reducing torque, and minimising drag, this enables smoother casing and liner advancement first time.

2. Rig Time Reduction:

The TurboCaser significantly reduces rig time, up to 75% reduction on every operation, by getting casing and intermediate liners to target depth first time. Its innovative design enables faster and more streamlined casing and liner runs, contributing to overall project time and cost savings.

3. Versatility in Well Conditions:

Drilling environments can be highly variable, presenting challenges such as tight spots, squeezing sand and other obstructions. The TurboCaser is engineered to navigate through these challenging conditions with ease, providing a versatile solution that caters to a wide range of wellbore scenarios.

4. Reliability and Safety:

Deep Casing Tools prioritises reliability and safety in all its innovations. The TurboCaser is no exception, its robust design enhances the tools longevity and ensure safe and efficient casing and liner operations.

Key Benefits, at a Glance:

  • Turbine powered reaming
  • Deploy casing and liners to depth
  • Reduce or eliminate wiper trips
  • Full bore pass thru and drill ahead
  • No string rotation required
  • Low flow rate on start-up
  • Stress free casing connections
  • Case trouble zones quickly
  • Reduce well construction risks
  • Maximise ROI
  • Minimise HSE exposure

Real-World Applications:

The TurboCaser has demonstrated success in various drilling scenarios, from conventional wells to more complex projects such as extended reach drilling and horizontal wells. Its adaptability to diverse wellbore conditions positions it as a versatile and valuable tool for all drilling professionals within the industry.

You can read about the TurboCaser tools most recent success in the Middle East for major Abu Dhabi operator here. Following 70 days of non-productive time the 9-5/8” TurboCaser was deployed to enhance the chances of successfully landing at target depth first time in this challenging well environment. The tool operated through many tight spots for a total of 700 ft and landed at target depth first time in just 33 hours, a 98% reduction in time, saving the operator $13,700,000.

Conclusion:

The TurboCaser from Deep Casing Tools represents a significant advancement for casing and liner operations within the oil and gas industry. With its innovative design, efficient features, and commitment to safety, the TurboCaser stands as a testament to the ongoing efforts to enhance drilling technologies and meet the evolving demands of the energy sector. As the industry continues to evolve, tools like the TurboCaser will play a vital role in shaping the future of efficient and sustainable energy exploration.  

To download the datasheet for the TurboCaser tool, click here.