Buckman Jet Drilling > Jet Drilling Process

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.