In 1982, Odfjell Drilling’s Service and Rental division expanded to include tubular running services. Odfjell’s Casing Services department grew rapidly in the early years to become a major provider of tubular running, servicing contracts on over 20 offshore rigs in Canadian, Dutch, British and Norwegian waters.
The company has evolved over the years, and today, Odfjell Well Services is a significant global player within the upstream oilfield service sector, providing tubular running services, drilling tool rental and well intervention services, employing hundreds of skilled, highly qualified and engaged employees based all over the globe.
Providing the most up to date technology available for hands-free tubular running operations, high spec drilling tubulars and downhole tools, in-house engineering group focused on development of new technology, vast equipment inventory, and global presence with over 14 operating bases servicing contracts in over 30 countries, Odfjell Well Services is well positioned as a leading company in the front line of our industry.
ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certification reflects our commitment to quality and the protection of the environment.
The client was looking for a solution to drill a highly deviated deep well (14,000 ft) through numerous depleted zones, which increased the risk for losses and differential sticking. In addition, there was also a requirement to scrape a lower completion packer setting depth inside the 9-5/8” casing.
OWS supplied the DrillRdillo (DRD), a 360° contact robust scraper tool that withstands harsh drilling conditions. With the DRD in the BHA and the knowledge that this expandable scraper has been thoroughly tested under extreme drilling conditions, the client can focus entirely on drilling this challenging well, and also save a dedicated WBCU trip.
While drilling the well to total depth, the client experienced a loss of signal with MWD tools and decided to pull out of the hole. An overpull of 25,000 lbs was observed due to differential sticking. They activated the drilling jar with 25,000- 30,000 lbs overpull to free the pipe, but the pipe was stuck. Consequently, they attempted to rotate the pipe with a torque limit set at 30,000 ft/lbs with no success, so they continued jarring for the next 10 hours.
The team decided to pump and soak the well with deep clean pills. While working the string, they finally managed to get it free.
Finally, having the DRD in the string, the client executed all desired contingency plans to free the drilling BHA. We managed the full operations safely with zero incidents and completed the job successfully.
Odfjell Well Services (OWS) is expanding its Thread Repair portfolio at the Repair Workshop Facility in Eastern Europe. Recently, we have been licensed by NOV Grant Prideco to execute premium threading.