Over the last decade, horizontal laterals have nearly tripled. 27,000 ft total depth wells with 15,000 to 17,000-ft laterals are now becoming more commonplace in some US shale basins, and E&P companies continue to push these limitations every day.
NOV recently partnered with Coil Tubing Partners to combat these challenges by commissioning the longest and heaviest 2.625-in. outer diameter (OD) coiled tubing string ever recorded. This ATP-120 grade string is over 30,000 ft of continuous length, weighs over 170,000 lb, and is now the longest 2.625-in. string in North America.
It required precise planning and strategic collaboration between our teams at Quality Tubing and Coil Tubing Partners to design, engineer, and manufacture this record-breaking string, which will be utilized in the Permian Basin to reach these super laterals and complete the most challenging highprofile wells the US shale plays have to offer.
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