High-pressure/high-temperature development creates one of the greatest technological challenges for the oil and gas industry. This is especially the case in deep to ultra-deep reservoirs, extended-reach development, and salt-zone drilling. Under these diverse scenarios, complex loading conditions can occur.
In the case of deep reservoirs, this often includes trapped annular pressure resulting from annular fluid expansion caused by heating up the well during production operations. This increase in annular pressure can overstress the casing and tubing configuration.
The deepwater well casing configurations can become barrier-limited once exposed to unplanned, extreme drilling tensile loads and wear.
The well-loading conditions can often surpass the design characteristics of the equipment. If this occurs, catastrophic consequences can ensue and the well could be lost.
To empower engineers to address these challenges, Landmark developed a tubular solution that helps engineers design and test well configurations and equipment before downhole operations begin. With this solution, the integrity of the well can be maintained during the well lifecycle.