Enventure Puts Expandable System to Work in Canadian Wells

Enventure Global Technology announced the successful installation of its new, SET® High-Temperature Cased-hole expandable system in a steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) well in Alberta, Canada.

One of Canada's largest operators utilized Enventure's 9-5/8 x 11-3/4 in., high-temperature system to repair a casing integrity issue in the SAGD well. The 30-ft liner was installed and expanded at a depth of 646 ft (197m) and allowed the operator to continue utilizing the well accordingly to its exploitation strategy.

"High-temperature conditions, like those in SAGD wells, place extreme stress on casing and pipe because of the cyclical nature of the steam injection process," said Greg Noel, Enventure's product commercialization manager. "Our system repaired the casing so the operator could avert the high cost of re-drilling the well. There are thousands of wells in Canada and around the world that face the issues resolved by Enventure's new high-temperature system."

The newly developed expandable system comes in all of the currently available SET System sizes. It is rated to withstand temperatures up to 518 Fahrenheit (270 Celsius) at pressures of 1,000 psi. As is the advantage with all expandable technology, the in situ expansion of the steel casing allows for maximized internal diameter (ID) and through put.