Expandables and the Dream of the Mono-Diameter Well: A Status Report
The paper reveals that there are now dozens of new uses in drilling and completion, and hundreds of jobs completed. But of all the applications to date, none are as far-reaching and game-changing as the mono-diameter well. The challenge here is that the expandable tubular is not meeting the rigorous standards beyond those of ordinary pipe. Besides metallurgy, drift ID must be tightly controlled. These problems have been largely overcome, in part, through careful handling similar to chrome 13 pipes.