For operators, a high quality well architecture along with strong structural and casing integrity is a vital platform for the future success and profitability of a well, says Meta in an article on meta.com.
Strong casing and structural integrity will allow lifecycle asset teams to drill deeper and reach TD without delay and without deviations to their original drilling plans and the accompanying costs; avoid operational setbacks through issues such as stuck or damaged casing; and pre-empt other well architecture weaknesses that can come back to haunt operators during the completion and production phases.
So are today’s well integrity technologies addressing these new challenges and establishing structural and casing integrity?
While there are clearly many innovative well integrity technologies on the market today, more needs to be done to establish structural and casing integrity at the outset, plan for well integrity across the well lifecycle, and overcome existing technology weaknesses.
One technology and method that is providing disruptive change in this area is Metalmorphology™.
Based in the Aberdeen Energy Park at the Bridge of Don, Meta provides premium downhole isolation during drilling, completion and production to the worldwide oil and gas industry.
Meta is a company in the Viking Venture III portfolio.