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Mechanical Expansion of Steel Tubing as a Solution to Leaky Wellbores

DOI :

10.3791/52098-v

November 20th, 2014

November 20th, 2014

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1Craft and Hawkins Department of Petroleum Engineering, Louisiana State University

This article reports on a laboratory scale investigation of an existing field procedure and its adaptation for sealing of leaky wellbores. It consists of mechanical expansion of metal pipe, which results in an improved metal/cement bond, ultimate sealing of hydraulic pathways and prevention of gas leaks caused by the presence of a microannular channel.

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