Is your wellbore clean up solution meeting your well’s needs?

14 February 2019 by Alistair Watson

Once a well has been drilled, it is essential to prepare it properly in advance of cementing and casing insertion.
Okay, you’ve drilled your wellbore. Now all you have to do is tidy it up ahead of your cement job, install your completion and start producing. Right?


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.

So, it’s worth giving your wellbore clean up some real thought. We all recognise each well is different, so when it comes to wellbore cleanup solutions, it’s definitely not a case of one size fits all. Onshore, offshore, horizontal, deep and shallow water wells all come with their own challenges. There are mechanical and chemical solutions to consider, and a mixture of both. But if you pick the right solution for your wellbore you can save millions of dollars later on.

Mechanical solutions can include items such as scraper tools, brushes, debris retrieval tools and magnets. While these can be effective, you can risk doing more harm to your wellbore through excessive abrasion, for example.

What’s the blocker to your perfect wellbore clean up?

We’ve a few questions below that might cover your problems



At Aubin, we’ve a successful 30-year record of developing and delivering proven and reliable chemical solutions to the oil and gas industry. We’ve created a range of environmentally friendly products that can effectively dissolve and emulsify mud deposits, improve productivity and help clean, protect and prepare your well for cementing or completion. They are highly effective in divalent brines, and can be applied with polymer viscosifiers to modify rheology.


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Alistair Watson Business Development Manager

Topics: Wellbore cleaners

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