Unwanted water production is one of the biggest challenges when looking to optimise hydrocarbon production from a well, and for many years our team has been researching, investigating and testing potential solutions.
Although pigging has been around for 100s of years, there has been a growing need to innovate and develop new technology to overcome and avoid major challenges faced by traditional pigging methods.
We may be biased, but the team at Aubin is made up of some pretty talented people. And it’s because of them that we’re able to keep creating innovative, unique products for our clients.
There are an abundance of reasons why regular pigging is advantageous - from cleaning out debris, water or oil, to executing preventative or corrective maintenance to ensure the integrity of a pipeline.
Pigging is also often used in the pre-comissioning or decommissioning phases of a pipeline to prepare the line to receive oil or gas by removing the pre commissioning fluid (usually water) and replacing it with gas or glycol based fluids, or in the case of decommissioning, cleaning the line of hydrocarbons and debris to allow it to be decommissioned.
However with these benefits come an array of challenges associated with both mechanical and foam pigs, which are the most commonly used types, that can result in costly problems or prevent pigging from happening at all.
Wrong.We know you’re keen to get to the production stage as soon as possible. We all are. But you’ve got to prepare your well properly first. And that means a thorough wellbore clean up after you’ve drilled and before you add your cement and casing.
If you don’t clean up your wellbore properly you could put yourself at risk of all kinds of problems further down the line. Extra logistics costs, well damage, increased non-productive time (NPT) and workovers. You might even lose your well.
The move provides Aubin with both liquid and powder blending manufacturing capabilities in the Kingdom for the first time. It will maximise IKTVA (In Kingdom Total Value Add) product content and enhance the company’s local credentials whilst supporting larger regional and international service companies in the provision of locally manufactured products.
Chief Financial Officer Katy Gifford has been appointed Chief Executive Officer, allowing former CEO Paddy Collins to take up the newly created post of Chief Technology Officer. Aubin’s finance team will be restructured in line with the change.
So why exactly do we need chemical washes in our drilling and completion activities and why is selection so important? Soap is soap isn’t it, well not really.
Effective wellbore clean up is a vitally important element in the overall construction project for any well. Of course, every well has its own characteristics and individual wellbore clean-up requirements, but there are some common, sound technical and financial reasons why you should undertake a thorough clean up of your wellbore before completing your well.