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FLEX - Falcon Local EXpander

Fix micro annuli and cement channels behind pipe on wireline

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Friday, November 27, 2020 - 13:00

The Falcon Local Expander is a wireline deployed tool that locally deforms a casing or tubing to lock up and solidify the cement and thus remove sustained casing pressure (SCP), surface casing vent flow (SCVF) and other expressions of annular fluid that are widely encountered in zonal isolation issues. It avoids risky and costly measures such as milling and / or cement squeezing. It makes rigless abandonment possible, can avoid cross flow or avoid fracs going along the outside of the cemented tubing.

Pro/con

Cost effective
Quick (around 30 min per set of dents)
Rigless
No change to the internal diameter
No holes in the casing or tubing
Proven success in many wells already
Needs drift access to deployment area

Specification

Areas of Application Wells, well services, abandonment.
Certification/ Licenses CE certified.
Compliance With abandonment criteria; explosion-proof tool for zone 2.
Capabilities 600 ton of force for the 7” tool; capable of denting casings/tubings from 50-135 kpsi of yield strength.
Sizes 4 ½”, 5 ½”, 7”, 7 5/8”, 9 5/8”, 13 3/8”. Other sizes on demand.
Environment No materials are used and no scrap is produced | Reduction in CO2 by not having to run a rig for lenghty times
Cost Large cost reduction is possible due to the deployment system (wireline vs rig / pump units).
Safety No explosives or high pressure hydraulics | Removal of surface hazards associated with rig work and pumping

Relative Business Impact

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Technology Readiness Level

[9/9]

Development Technology demonstration Mature / Proven

About Falcon Oilfield Services

Falcon Oilfield Services is the Oman region's first and most successful independent Wireline Logging and reservoir data acquisition company.

Falcon has grown to become one of the most successful young technology companies in Oman and is often cited as a leading example of the new wave of oilfield entrepreneurship in the country and beyond.

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