|Baker Hughes developed the EasyReach service in response to the growing number of long horizontal wells.|
Baker Hughes has announced its commercial release of the EasyReach extended-reach coiled tubing (CT) service. The company developed the service in response to the growing number of long horizontal wells and the need to be able to service them confidently using CT.
Comprised of advanced simulation software, a lubricant specifically designed for downhole conditions, and a field-proven fluid hammer tool, the service can help increase the lateral reach of CT beyond the limits of conventional CT systems. Baker Hughes says that this holistic approach helps to reduce risk and improve well economics while enabling operators to reach total depth (TD) in extended reach laterals.
The company says that the EasyReach service provides more predictable performance during cleanouts, acidizing, stimulations and other applications in long horizontal wells. The proprietary CIRCA modeling software is a key component in how the company designs and executes the service. With this advanced modeling tool, Baker Hughes says it can deliver a solution to address a well's unique profile and challenges, using the hammer tool, lubricant or both.