Baker installs 100th Mono-Trip CemenThru completion system

Chevron has recognized Baker Oil Tools for the successful completion of its 100th Mono-Trip CemenThru completion in the Gulf of Thailand.

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HOUSTON --Chevron has recognized Baker Oil Tools for the successful completion of its 100th Mono-Trip CemenThru completion in the Gulf of Thailand.

The Mono-Trip CemenThru system adds artificial lift capability and increased safety to cemented monobore wells with life expectancies of three to five years. Such short-lived, or "disposable," wells have become the mainstay in the Gulf of Thailand, are common in the Asia Pacific region, and are gaining popularity worldwide.

The Mono-Trip CemenThru components include the patented CemenThru Side Pocket Mandrel (SPM) and the CementSafe Tubing Retrievable Surface Controlled Subsurface Safety Valve, as well as a hydraulically set liner top packer, a dual wiper plug, and a latch collar.
Cementing through the completion equipment eliminates the cost and rig time associated with re-completing after cementing to reduce overall completion costs.

In addition, the HSE concerns associated with additional completion runs are reduced. By allowing cementing offline and reducing non-productive time, rig costs are reduced further.

By using the Mono-Trip system, Chevron was able to reduce rig time by 18 to 24 hours per completion, which translated to considerable cost savings according to Baker.

6/1/2007

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