Cut it out! Well Cutter® cuts stuck tubulars in two minutes
MAX. DEPTH1,640 ft
The crews switched out the gear box and dressed the tool for the operation. After a successful scraper run was completed, Welltec ran the new tool string in hole. Upon reaching the target depth, the Well Cutter was engaged. It took two minutes to cut through the stuck tubulars. A maximum cutting diameter was set, preventing the cutting implements from damaging the outer string. Additionally, with the Well Cutter anchored, when the cut was made, the tool string stayed in place, away from the moving pipe.
After the cut, the operator removed the stuck pipe from the wellbore. A multi-finger caliper tool was then run in hole and located the casing break.
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.