Scale Removal in less than one day with Peak's unique Torque Action Debris Breaker
Peak Well Systems has been instrumental in reducing the intervention time required for wellbore clean-up operations in W Africa. The Torque Action Debris Breaker was used to remove hard scale in order to allow the plugging of a water producing zone.
The 2 7/8” tubing had multiple obstruction points from 1,459m to 1,935m at 52 degrees deviation. The sectional lengths cleared of scale deposits by the Torque Action Debris Breaker ranged from 1m to 5m. The operator believes that the powerful performance of this Peak tool was key to clearing the well much faster than a prolonged campaign using standard broach systems.
In response to the outstanding performance of Peak’s downhole tools, a representative from the operating company commented: “The Torque Action Debris Breaker has exceeded our expectations, particularly when you consider that our wireline crew used 0.92” slickline and a 1 ½” toolstring to clear all the restrictions in less than a day.”
Scale removal using wireline is highly cost-effective and also affords the operator better flexibility for clearing further wells. Other wellbore clean-up campaigns using the Torque Action Debris Breaker have demonstrated that it can reduce intervention times by as much as 75% compared to standard broach systems.
As a direct result of the success of this campaign, the operator has confirmed that it will use Peak’s Torque Action Debris Breaker as the company’s primary system to remove scale and debris restrictions in all future well clean-up operations.
Simple and Robust
Peak’s Torque Action Debris Breaker is jarred down mechanically in the well, whereupon its unique corkscrew design causes it to twist and breakdown the solids build-up. The tool comes in 1 ½”, 1 7/8” and 2 ½” body ODs which can then be fitted with a number of different sizes of shoes. These can be easily changed on the main body of the tool as the scale is broken down, until it is removed completely.
In addition, the considerable benefits of the Torque Action Debris Breaker include:
· * enhanced cutting capability - cutters are hardened and feature unique serrations
· * flexibility - no other specialist tools are required - reduced intervention time and costs
· * reduced NPT - production can resume much faster than ever before
· * reduced reactive torque – ensures tool connections cannot back-off.
It is a decade since Peak Well Systems was first founded by Directors from the Service Company sector. During the next 12 months, Peak will be taking the opportunity to celebrate ’10 Years of Improving the Performance of Wells’ with employees and customers.