DYCE, UK – Well-Centric will introduce a new compact milling tool at the SPE ICOTA Well Intervention Conference in Aberdeen this month.
This is designed to provide access to restricted wells by drilling through stuck gate valves or other blockages.
It is said to help reinstate production safely, quickly and efficiently with minimal operator downtime.
Originally, the device was developed as a solution to mill through stuck gate valves, and there are further applications. Mill bits can be changed out for magnets, brushes or scrapers, providing additional clean-out capability.
Extra drill rods can also be added to reach deeper into the well, past the Xmas tree, to mill obstructions at the tubing hanger.
The new tool features a modular design, small footprint and extended stroke to reach deeper into the wellbore. Lubricators are not required to install drill rods, Well-Centric adds, leading to more efficient rig-up and a reduced overall footprint.