Enventure Sets New Length Installation Record in GoM

Enventure Global Technology recently announced the successful installation of approximately 5,100 ft. of Solid Expandable Tubulars (SET(TM)) for Unocal in a Gulf of Mexico well. The 9-5/8 x 11-3/4 in. Openhole Liner (OHL(TM)) System surpassed the existing record for an OHL expansion by over 1,000 ft and also marked the first field application of Enventure's high-load launcher.

The high-load launcher was developed to provide the capacity to run longer lengths of liner in the wellbore. This launcher also has increased overpull capacity, which enables it to be used in unstable or challenging wellbore situations.

"This installation adds another realm to the application spectrum of SET Technology," said Robert Hinkel, president and chief executive officer of Enventure. "The high-load launcher now gives us the capability to expand extremely long strings of tubulars."

The successful application of the OHL System allowed Unocal to make up casing points and resume their planned drilling program for this well. This application marked Unocal's 10th installation of SET Technology in a GoM well. Since this record-setting application, Unocal has installed three (3) more OHL systems in GoM wells in addition to an SET Cased-hole Liner (CHL(TM)) System.

"As companies increase their experience with SET Systems, it enables them to optimize the technology," Hinkel said. "A customer well educated in the expandable installation planning process, such as Unocal, contributes tremendously to a successful, expeditious and economic application."

To date, Enventure has performed 307 installations and expanded more than 65 miles (104 kilometers) of pipe for over 70 operators globally.