Successful Perforations shutoff with Saltel Patch in Ecuador
Three Expandable Steel Patches set in the same well to shut off perforations, leaving large ID and strong collapse pressure ratings
3 Saltel Patches 7in were successfully installed to shut off producing perforations. This operation allowed converting the well from oil producer into re-injector well.
The client expectations
The Patch had to meet 2 important requirements agreed with the client:
■ Maximum differential service pressure rating
■ Maximum Internal Diameter
Once installed, Saltel Patch successfully met these downhole requirements.
■ This job was the first in Ecuador
■ The job was completed in 110 hours without issue
■ The Patches were run through a 9-5/8 - 7in liner hanger, without issue
■ Setting depth: 9,600 ft [2,926m]
■ Setting temperature: 225°F [107°C]
The patches were successfully installed, and the job was a success. Saltel Industries run 3 different patches with different lengths (8, 9, then 6meters-long patches) in the same well.
Saltel Expandable Steel Patch features:
■ Patch through Patch