Multiple obstructions in production tubing and suspected hole in casing. Cut Production Tubing above production packer, and pull/lay down production tubing and accessories. Design & execute Fishing procedure to retrieve production packer and tubing.
Well required the existing production packer and production tubing to be pulled to allow for a work over on this well. There were multiple known obstructions in the production tubing and a suspected hole in the casing to deal with.
E-Line found a restriction at 3,355’ and a cut was performed at 3320’. The recovered production tubing was laid down. TIH with 5 3⁄4” Overshot dressed with 2 7/8” hollow mill guide & grapple and tagged top of fish at 3,316’. Dressed top of fish, latched, and pulled with no success.
Pulled to 75% of tubing yield with Engineer approval and parted tubing. POOH with 207’ of tubing with the obstruction in the tubing. Attempted to pull fish with new Overshot with no success.
L/D and picked up Wash-over assembly and external cutter. Cut tubing at 3,583’ and POOH. Recovered 65.61’ of plugged production tubing (sand). M/U and RIH with 5 9/16” external cutter and Wash-Over assembly and cut tubing at 3,838’. POOH with 127’ plugged production tubing. Ran CT with no success.
R/U E-Line with 2 1/16” Cutter and cut tubing at 5803’. POOH w/ E-Line and picked up Overshot and RIH, Latch and pull 1,959’ production tubing. M/U Overshot and hollow mill gauge dressed for 2 7/8” and grapple and tagged/latched fish at 5797’. R/U E-Line and 1 9/16” perforating gun and made multiple attempts to perforate tubing. M/U 2 1/16” cutter and cut tubing at 6966’ and laid down E-Line.
POOH with Overshot and recovered 1319’ production tubing. Redressed Overshot and latched fish at 6970’. Jarred/ worked pipe and pulled 20 joints of production tubing free. Continued POOH slowly and recovered 2211’ production tubing. TIH with Cleanout assembly and tagged at 7727’.
Stand by and repair discovered hole in casing. TIH with washout assembly and wash sand from 7478’ to 9331’, 4 feet above top of fish. M/U 5 3⁄4” Overshot with jars, tagged 9328’ and latched onto production packer. Pulled free and recovered production packer and remaining 85’ of production tubing.
The Production Tubing and Packer was retrieved in an extremely difficult fishing operation with multiple obstructions, sand intrusion and holes in casing thanks to the experienced Abrado Fishing Supervisors and Abrado Fishing equipment on location. This allowed the Operator to continue operations on time/budget.
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