Tempress Technologies

HydroPull Extended Reach Tool

Detailed Description

This tool incorporates a water-hammer valve that generates pressure pulses inside coiled or jointed tubing.  The resulting traction forces pull the tubing into horizontal wells at 20 ft/min (6 m/min) or more. These periodic pulses also vibrate the tubing which extends the lateral range by reducing frction and delaying the onset of helical buckling lockup. The tool is designed to run above a downhole motor for milling applica­tions. The pressure pulsations improve weight transfer in long horizontal wells for faster, more reliable milling.

 

Applications

  • Fishing
  • Coiled and jointed tubing
  • Composite bridge plug milling
  • Ball seat milling
  • Sand cleanout
  • Valve shifting
  • Extreme-reach well service

Features & Benefits + expand

Pull Action

  • Reduced plug milling time
  • Over 50% increase in lateral reach

Flow Pulsation

  • Better hole cleaning
  • Fewer short trips

Low Pressure Differential

  • Effective on small coil or high-pressure wells.

High reliability

  • Multiday extreme-reach jobs without tripping
  • Multiple jobs without redress

Polymer gel compatibility

  • Effective sweeps minimize short trips

Nitrogen compatibility

  • Effective on commingled fluid for depleted well service

Case History: HydroPull™

Record Setting 71 Composite Plugs Drilled in Midland Basin with a HydroPull™April 13, 2017 | by JK Admin

Case Study, Spraberry Trend, Martin County, TX Casing 5 ½” 20 lb KOP 8,967 ft. TVD; PBTD 21,240 ft. MD 2-⅝” Coil Tubing 71 Composite Plugs Oil States motors and the Tempress HydroPull milled a total of 71 composite bridge...


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Case History: HydroPull™

69 Composite Plugs Milled with a HydroPull™ in the Wolfcamp B Field in the Midland BasinApril 13, 2017 | by JK Admin

Case Study, Spraberry Trend, Martin County, TX Casing 5 ½” 20 lb KOP 8,587 ft. TVD; PBTD 20,365 ft. MD 2-⅝” Coil Tubing 69 Composite Plugs Thru Tubing services from Oil States Energy Services employed the Tempress HydroPull to mill...


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Case History: HydroPull™

71 Composite Plugs Drilled in the Limestone Field in the Midland Basin with a HydroPull™April 13, 2017 | by JK Admin

Case Study, Spraberry Trend, Martin County, TX Casing 5 ½” 20 lb KOP 7,958 ft. TVD; PBTD 19,843 ft. MD 2-⅝” Coil Tubing 71 Composite Plugs Thru Tubing services from Oil States Energy Services employed the Tempress HydroPull to mill...


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Case History: HydroPull™

Record Number 66 Plugs Drilled in Permian Basin Well in a Single Run with a HydroPull™December 30, 2016 | by JK Admin

Spraberry Trend, Midland County, TX Casing 5 1⁄2” 20 lb KOP 8,400 ft. TVD; PBTD 19,331 ft. MD 2-5⁄8” Coil Tubing 66 Composite Plugs This record job with a major Permian Basin operator involved milling out a total of 66...


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Case History: HydroPull™

65 Composite Plugs Drilled in Permian Basin in a Single Run with a HydroPull™December 30, 2016 | by JK Admin

Spraberry Trend, Midland County, TX Casing 5 1⁄2” 20 lb KOP 8,400 ft. TVD; PBTD 19,163 ft. MD 2-5⁄8” Coil Tubing 65 Composite Plugs This near record well cleanout involved milling out a total of 65 composite bridge plugs from...


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Case History: HydroPull™

50 Composite Plugs Drilled in Midland Basin in a Single Run with a HydroPull™December 30, 2016 | by JK Admin

Spraberry Trend, Midland County, TX Casing 5 1⁄2” 20 lb KOP 8,250 ft. TVD; PBTD 20,277 ft. MD 2-5⁄8” Coil Tubing 50 Composite Plugs This well cleanout involved milling a total of 50 composite bridge plugs from a horizontal lateral...


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Case History: HydroPull™

65 Composite Plugs Drilled in Midland Basin with Oil States Motors and a HydroPull™December 30, 2016 | by JK Admin

Spraberry Trend, Midland County, TX Casing 5 1⁄2” 20 lb KOP 9,031 ft. TVD; PBTD 19,760 ft. MD 2-5⁄8” Coil Tubing 65 Composite Plugs Oil States motors and the Tempress HydroPull™ milled a total of 65 composite bridge plugs from...


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Case History: HydroPull™

64 Composite Plugs Drilled in Midland Basin in a Single Run with a HydroPull™December 30, 2016 | by JK Admin

Wolfcamp Trend, Midland County, TX Casing 5 1⁄2” 20 lb KOP 8,300 ft. TVD; PBTD 18,674 ft. MD 2-5⁄8” Coil Tubing 64 Composite Plugs This impressive well cleanout involved milling out a total of 64 composite bridge plugs from a...


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Case History: HydroPull™

72 Plugs Drilled in a Single Run with a HydroPull™December 13, 2016 | by JK Admin

Case Study, Permian Basin, TX Casing 4 ½” 13.5 lb/ft Lateral Length 8,585 ft. to 17,903 ft. Jointed Pipe – Workover Rig 72 Composite Frac Plugs   After an unconventional oil well was drilled in the Permian Basin, the operator...


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Case History: HydroPull Effectiveness

Demonstrated Hydropull EffectivenessFebruary 5, 2015 | by JK Admin

Case History, McMullen County, TX Casing 5 ½” 23 lb PBTD 15,473’ 2” Coil Tubing 23 8K plugs plus 1 Kill Plug We received this report from the field, once again demonstrating the effectiveness of the HydroPull, saving time and...


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3-well Case Study, Atascosa County, Texas

Milling plugs left in the well by the competitionSeptember 3, 2014 | by JK Admin

Casing 5 ½” 23 lb. PBTD – 15,621′ 2” CT Unit 29 8K plugs Our competition was on the well and unable to reach bottom with their downhole coil agitation tool. They had friction lock up at 14,315’ while pumping...


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Case History: HydroPull

New record extended reach CPB millout – 9260 foot horizontalAugust 16, 2013 | by JK Admin

The customer needed to mill out five composite bridge plugs in the toe of a long horizontal Marcellus Shale.  The well casing was 5-1/2 inch with a vertical depth of 7720 feet and measured depth of 16,982 feet.   This...


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Case History: HydroPull

Eliminate Use of Friction-Reducing Beads in the Marcellus ShaleMay 16, 2013 | by Admin

These jobs required milling bridge plugs in 5000 to 6000 ft (1524 to 1829 m) horizontal 5.5-in. (140-mm) casing to 11,700 to 12,000 ft (3566 to 3658 m) MD. Prior to this work, the operator had been specifying friction-reducing beads...


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Case History: HydroPull Cleanout & Stimulation Tool

Extreme-Reach Tandem Run on Jointed Pipe in the Bakken ShaleApril 17, 2013 | by Admin

The low pressure differential through the tool ensured the success of this extreme-reach plug millout. This job involved drilling bridge plugs in 4.5-in. (114-m) casing from 9855 to 20,499 ft (3004 to 6248 m) MD using jointed pipe with rotation....


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Case History: HydroPull

HydroPull Well Planning SoftwareApril 17, 2013 | by Admin

This software package evaluates circulating pressures in the well, BHA, and supply tubing based on job parameters. This software package evaluates circulating pressures in the well, BHA, and supply tubing based on job parameters. The program calculates pump pressure requirements,...


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Case History: HydroPull™

Milling Bridge Plugs with Two-Phase Flow in Depleted WellApril 17, 2013 | by Admin

Nitrogen dampened the pulse amplitude but did not reduce the milling speed. A 2.88-in. (73-mm) HydroPull™ tool was run with a motor and mill on 2-in. (51-mm) coil to mill bridge plugs inside 5.5-in. (140-mm) casing from 7500 to 13,000 ft...


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Case History: HydroPull™

Extended-Reach Bridge Plug Milling in the Eagle Ford ShaleApril 17, 2013 | by Admin

TD was reached at 4080 ft (1244 m) horizontal, representing an extended horizontal reach of 70%. This job involved milling 15 bridge plugs from 5-in. (127-mm) casing in a horizontal well with TVD of 14,430 ft (4400 m) and MD...


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Case History: HydroPull™

40 Frac Seats, 9190 feet, one 10 hour TripFebruary 12, 2013 | by JK Admin

An independent oil and gas company operating in the Williston Basin needed to remove 40 frac seats from a multistage ball drop system. The frac sleeves started in a horizontal 4-1/2” liner at 8,885 ft (2708 m) and continued to...


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Case History: HydroPull™

Cement Milling with Tempress HydroPull™October 12, 2012 | by JK Admin

A major operator on the North Slope of Alaska was experiencing unwanted gas production in the heel of a well that was recently sidetracked....


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Case History: HydroPull™

23 frac plugs milled in 2 daysJune 29, 2012 | by JK Admin

This job in West Virginia involved milling frac plugs from 7150 to 13,814 feet using a stand-alone snubbing unit....


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Milling Animation

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HydroPull Demonstration

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HydroPull Sand Transport