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Workover oil and gas

Workover oil and gas operations with Xpandable Steel Patch 

Choosing the Right Intervention Method for Your Well

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When it comes to workover operations in the oil and gas industry, clients are faced with several choices to make. On the one hand, they can choose the most economical and straightforward intervention methods such as pump change, acid wash, or minor repairs. On the other hand, they can opt for more complex and costly remedial operations, such as full scale repair, recompletion, or complete well abandonment.

Maximizing Well Lifespan and Production with Saltel Patch

It is important to weigh each of these options carefully and in relation to the specific well and desired outcome before making a final decision. That’s where Saltel Patch comes into play, as it provides a solution to recovery and tubular/cement integrity problems. The patch offers the best internal diameter post-setting and can help extend the lifespan of the well.

In addition to improving the well’s longevity, Saltel Patch also offers significant benefits to well production. Compared to traditional workover processes, it provides a cost-effective alternative. The patch comes with tapered ends allows for easy entry. Its the large inner diameter enables increased flow rates when the well is back in operation. Furthermore, the patch is quick to install, once at setting depth. This makes it a highly attractive solution for operators looking to improve their well production system.

Expanding Workover Options with Saltel Patch: Increased Convenience and Versatility for Oil and Gas Operations

Saltel Patch has expanded the workover options for oil and gas, providing operators with more convenience and versatility. With the ability to address aging assets, mature wells, and new well applications, operators can now more effectively manage their operations and access more oil and gas reserves while maximizing production potential. The patch also helps operators assess production and maintenance costs more accurately, leading to better decision-making. In addition, it provides operational security and protects personnel, equipment, and the environment. The patch covers various defects, including completion modules needing maximum ID, broken frac ports, obstructed sliding sleeves, damaged DV tools, ICD, and sand screen sections.

Saltel patch design fits the irregular geometry of the device it covers, creating an airtight seal. Once set, the patch ensures that internal differential service pressures are maintained at high levels. This helps to maximize the efficiency and performance of the device, ensuring that it operates safely and reliably.

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The Patch is a device or tool that serves in various methods of oil and gas extraction. It is deployable using different equipment and techniques, such as a drilling rig, a workover rig, a snubbing unit, or a smart coil tubing unit. Each of these options offers different benefits and capabilities, and the choice of deployment method will depend on the specific needs and conditions of the oil or gas well. Regardless of the deployment method, The Patch provides a convenient and effective solution for repairing or reinforcing oil and gas wells to ensure safe and efficient production.