Jet Drilling Process
Coiled Tubing or High Pressure Jointed Pipe conveys fluid flow and pressure to the flex hose and nozzle assembly to typically penetrate the formation from 20ft – 50ft+ [6 – 15m+].
The Buckman Jet Drilling system can be deployed in either of two methods: High Pressure Jointed Pipe (macaroni tubing) allows operators to complete the entire jet drilling process utilizing a workover rig. In contrast, Coiled Tubing allows for a shorter trip time for deeper operations (5000 – 10,000 ft.) [1500 – 3000m].
Features and Benefits:
- Enhanced production
- Reduced decline rate
- Small equipment footprint
- Less fluid consumption
- Environmentally-friendly technology
In cased hole applications, operator will use a case cutting method to gain access to the formation. In open hole completions no case cutting is necessary.
Lateral lengths depend on flex hose length. The assembly turns a short radius (3 in.) exiting horizontally. The flex hose and nozzle extend out into the formation creating a lateral.