Cabot Specialty Fluids


In today’s challenging oil and gas market the need to optimize operational efficiency is more important than ever.  Reduction of costly rig time combined with additional early production revenues can significantly impact the economics of field development projects.

The following application areas have been identified for key rig time savings when using cesium formate fluids compared to OBM:
Drilling: significant increases in net ROP
Completions: enables the fastest and safest completion designs for both open hole and cased and perforated completions
Clean-up: can eliminate the need for expensive and time consuming well clean-up

Formate fluids outperform OBMs to deliver significant rig-time savings


The above figure depicts time used for the five drilling and completions strategies. When cesium formate fluid is used to drill the reservoir in
overbalanced operations it should deliver the following rig time savings when compared to OBM drill-in fluid used in conjunction
with underbalanced upper completions operations:
 13 days of rig time savings  when cesium formate is used in wells completed in open hole stand alone screens (OH SAS) operations (Scenarios 1 & 2 above)
 17 days of rig time savings when cesium formate is used in C&P completion operations (Scenarios 3 & 5 above)
 26 days of rig time savings  where cesium formate enables OH SAS operations to replace an OBM and underbalanced C&P completion operation with WL/CT perforations (Scenarios 1 & 5)


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Cabot Specialty Fluids Ltd.
Bygg K12, PO Box 4
NO-5347 Kystbasen
Agotnes, Bergen
Phone:(47) 55 70 70 52
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Cabot Specialty Fluids Ltd.
Cabot House,
Hareness Circle
Altens Industrial Estate
Aberdeen AB12 3LY
Phone: (44) 1224 897 229
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Cabot Specialty Fluids (S) Pte Ltd
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The Metropolis Tower 2
11 North Buona Vista Drive
Singapore 138589
Phone: (65) 68 08 78 70
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