23/03/2021 - VAM®An operator in the Permian Basin (Texas), in Midland County, has just completed a series of field runs of the VAM® SPRINT-SF solution. Designed for onshore drilling, this innovative connection allowed our customer to benefit from an exceptionally high operational torque and an efficient running time with only 3.5 turns to make up and zero reject. Find more about this success story…
Looking for operational torque for rotationIndustry standard semi-premium connections are being used in unconventional wells in a manner that they weren’t designed or tested for at the time of their development. Casing strings are often “worked” into the hole with high tension/compression and torque combined loads. In addition, high numbers of completion stages are adding ever-increasing fatigue loads.
Enter a high-torque, semi-premium connection tested for the applicationThis modeling scenario was utilized in the development of the new VAM® SPRINT-SF. The same FEA/ WELLCAT™ approach allowed for effective modeling of operating limits which were then used for physically testing in VAM USA’s Connection Technology Center. The operator followed the development and offered operational information.
VAM® SPRINT-SF has proven to be the key that unlocked the door to better cement jobs and effective casing installation on longer laterals.US Onshore Operator