workover patch vs casing perforations


Workover operations with Xpandable Steel Patch 

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When considering workover operations, our clients have to make choices. In other words, they can opt for the cheap and straightforward well intervention method that would be most suitable for them. However, they can opt for complicated and expensive remedial operations. Various workovers cure enhanced recovery or tubular (and cement) integrity issues. Saltel Patch is one of the best alternatives to reach such objectives. Saltel Patch guarantees the best internal diameter (ID) post-setting. Likewise, it extends the lifespan of the well. The Patch is now a reliable, field-proven solution to troubleshoot downhole erosion and corrosion issues. It is not uncommon for operators to include us in their workover strategy in order to maximize the life cycle of their wells.
Moreover, Saltel Patch, once set, brings a strong added-value to the well production. It is a drastically cost-effective alternative in the workover process. It combines smooth entry – tapered ends, with Max. ID for better flow rates when the well is back to production.

Which workover applications with Xpandable steel Patch

The patch has extended the options for workover in order to make it more convenient. As a result, the scope of the project has been widened to include aging assets, mature wells, and new well applications. In other words, the Patch now covers damaged completion modules requiring max ID. Damaged frac ports, open and blocked sliding sleeves, damaged DV tools, ICD, sand screen sections. 

Besides, the patch sets and molds to the irregular geometry of the device it covers. As soon as it has been set, it will guarantee high ratings for internal differential service pressures.

Read more on Xpandable Patch applications here.


The Patch is deployable with a drilling rig, a workover rig, a snubbing unit, or a smart coil tubing unit.