Recovering Pipe in Workover Completion Applications
Layne provides equipment and services that are highly effective in recovering stuck pipe in a wide range of workover and completion applications. The process is applied from the surface, generally without downhole intervention or jarring, and offers a low-risk, high-reward first means for pipe recovery.
Record of Success at Recovering Pipe
Layne's vibration technology has successfully recovered pipe and downhole equipment that had been stuck in mud, scale, sand or junk. We have established a successful track record in hundreds of wells. Recovered components include:
- Insert Pumps
- Submersible Pumps
- Tubing Anchors
- Gravel Pack Screens and Packers
- Retrievable Packers
- Bridge Plugs
- Bottomhole Assemblies
Unique Pipe Recovery Solution
The vibration technology system oscillator hangs in the rig and is connected by the work string to the stuck component. Driven by a hydraulic power unit, the oscillator generates resonant vibration in the work string to transmit energy directly to the stuck area, working the stuck component free by expanding and contracting the pipe, reducing friction and fluidizing sand, scale and mud in the well.
Our vibration technology can be mobilized quickly andrigged up in less than two hours. Typical job duration is less than one day. Results are often immediate, substantially reducing time and effort required to solve stuck pipe problems.
Your First Call Pipe Recovery Solution
With bases in Midland Texas and South Louisiana, Layne is the ideal first call solution for stuck pipe incidents in the Permian Basin, South Texas and Gulf Coast regions. And because our units are highly mobile, they can be deployed anywhere in North America within a few days.
Drilling - Casing Stuck During Installation
Drilling contractor reported that casing string had become stuck at 1,540 ft while being run into the well.... More »
Drilling - Bottomhole Assembly Stuck at 250 ft
The rig had just spud in and to a depth of 250 ft when the bottomhole assembly became stuck and could not be... More »
Workover - Well Cleanout BHA Stuck Below 11,000 ft
While cleaning out sand from perforations in a 12,000 ft well, circulation was lost and the string -- including a... More »
Workover - Tubing Stuck in Deep Well
The operator reported that the tubing of a deep vertical well was stuck at a tubing anchor at 7,475 ft as the crew... More »
Drilling - Tubing Stuck In Scale, Salt and Sand
A conventional fishing company was trying to pull tubing from an 18,351-ft well, but could not retrieve it despite... More »