While drilling an oil well, it is essential to ensure the well is stable and the built structure is strong enough to withstand pressures and ongoing exploration over an extended period. The casing is a tubing set up to support the well stream. Inspecting these tubes used in the stage-by-stage drilling process called the casing program is essential to ensure the reliability and safety of the well. Here we will discuss some highlights of casing and tubing program inspections.
- What are the essential items covered in these inspections?
- Why are they crucial to the oil well drilling process?
- How does Fielda help well operators conduct these inspections effectively?
During these inspections, technicians review the casing material to examine its strength and integrity. They also make observations about corrosion mitigation processes in place. Inspectors use techniques like electromagnetic testing to discern flaws in the tubes and locate any pitting, gouging, or cuts on the tubes which can impact their reliability and lifespan. They also check for any obstructions and blocks that can hamper the tubes’ operations. In addition, inspectors employ hydrostatic, ultrasonic, and magnetic particle testing to thoroughly evaluate the quality of tubes and casing.
Why casing and tubing inspections are so crucial to well operations:
Proper casing and tubing ensure not only the structural reliability of the well but also prevents contaminants from entering the process through the walls of the well stream. Since the well is subject to high pressures, tubing and casing support the wellbore and ensure safety, optimized productivity, and efficiency. Conversely, poor tubing and casing can result in unexpected operational disruptions, expensive repairs, and project delays. These inspections ensure that casing and tubing are up to required quality standards.
How Fielda helps inspectors with these inspections:
Oil casing and tubing involve complex processes, and the consequences of errors can be significant. Inspectors must document test outcomes, readings, and comments in various formats as required. Fielda helps them quickly collect and manage this data in customizable digital checklists, eliminating the risks of paper-based processes and errors of manual data entry. Inspectors can also instantly upload photographic evidence, drawings, and other supporting files from their mobile devices, making data consolidating and reviewing seamless and real-time.
Pre-empt: Spot quality gaps in time to avoid project delays and expensive repairs during operations
Optimize: Increase speed and efficiency of inspections with Fielda’s end-to-end digital forms
Consolidate: Review data in real-time for increased transparency and rapid decision making
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