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Well Cutter ®

Efficient and safe tubular cutting

Introduction

Efficient, safe drill pipe, liner, tubing and casing recovery operations without the need for explosives.

The Well Cutter® uses a rotating head to remove pipe incrementally, which prevents the creation of shavings. Due to the smooth, bevelled surface it produces, a polishing trip with drill pipe may be eliminated for increased operational efficiency.

A key benefit of the Well Cutter is that it eliminates the use of explosives which can pose an operational risk, especially when simultaneous operations are being conducted. The transfer of explosives may also cause complex logistics and significant operational delays, making the Well Cutter an attractive alternative for pipe recovery operations. Conveyed on e-line for accurate depth control, the Well Cutter incorporates a ‘fail-safe’ mechanism that prevents the tool from getting stuck.

  • Challenge
    Plug and abandonment
    Downhole hardware
  • Applications
    Non-explosive cutting of drill pipe, casing and liner
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CASE HIGHLIGHT

CHALLENGE
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The Well Cutter® continues to prove its value to the industry. During a recent completion retrieval it demonstrated that it is possible to perform two cuts in the same run for increased...

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Overview

The Well Cutter enables efficient and safe tubular cutting for pipe recovery or completion removal without the use of explosives. Utilizing a fast, grinding technique rather than a blade, the Well Cutter produces a smooth, polished surface. This precludes the need for a polishing trip to dress the cut, resulting in significant rig time savings. It can be run slick, on e-line or equipped with a ‘no-go’ for a precise cut at depth. And it can be deployed independently or combined with the Well Tractor® for cuts in highly deviated or horizontal wells.
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APPLICATIONS

  • Casing cutting
  • Drill pipe cutting
  • Liner cutting

FEATURES

  • Works on pipe in compression
  • Cuts L80, L80-13Cr, Super 13Cr, 25Cr
  • Multiple cuts in the same run
  • Configurable
  • Modular
  • NACE compliant
  • Through wired option

BENEFITS

  • No explosives
  • Easily mobilized
  • Rigless cuts for batch work
  • Very small debris
  • No pipe dressing required
  • Accurate depth control
  • Operates on any e-line via DC

SPECIFICATIONS

Body tool OD 2 3/8'' 5 3/4''
Length 17.5 ft 23.8 ft
Weight in air 230 lbs 897 lbs
Min. anchor ID 2.56” 5.85”
Max. pipe thickness 0.36” 0.545”
Max. pipe OD 4.5” 9.625”
Max. well temperature 302° F 350° F
Tensile strength 36,000 lbs 42,000 lbs
Compressive strength 30,000 lbs 50,000 lbs