Stepout-Deepening Wells At Rye Patch Area (Warpinski, Et Al., 2002)

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Exploration Activity: Stepout-Deepening Wells At Rye Patch Area (Warpinski, Et Al., 2002)

Exploration Activity Details
Location Rye Patch Area
Exploration Technique Well Deepening
Activity Date

Usefulness not indicated
DOE-funding Unknown

 
Notes
The drilling plan called for re-entering a recently drilled well, which had been temporarily abandoned in a previous attempt due to a high lost-circulation zone. During the re-drilling a new lost-circulation foam was applied and the results were relatively successful using two applications of the foam (Mansure, 2001). After isolating the lost-circulation interval behind casing, drilling continued, although with considerable difficulty because of additional lost circulation zones and other problems. Eventually the well was deepened to 643 m, which penetrated into the intermediate depth limestone.

 
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