Free Point/Backoff Operations

Free Point/Backoff Operations

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» Renegade’s Free Point/Backoff service can quickly determine the stuck point, then free and recover the stuck tool string or pipe.

Free Point/Backoff Operations 

Renegade has the equipment and knowledge to quickly free stuck pipe or tools

When pipe or tools become stuck in the well, it can quickly become one of the costliest challenges an operator is faced with. Until the problem is resolved, other issues including delayed drilling, increased NPT and additional expenses for equipment and crew become critical. When this problem occurs, you need a company that provides fast response, safe operations and a knowledgeable crew with the best equipment.   

Quickly determining the stuck point, loosening or severing the stuck string and then recovering as much of the stuck tool or string as possible is imperative to get wellsite operations going again. Renegade has the equipment, personnel and experience to provide the solution when your toolstring or pipe becomes stuck. 

For successful pipe recovery and stuck tool operations you must first determine the free point of the tool or pipe. The free point is the depth at which the tubing, casing or tool that is stuck in the borehole is free to move. This will be the point at which recovery operations can begin.  

Renegade’s free point tool provides vital information that aids in cutter type selection and helps identify the location to separate pipe. Always ran with a CCL, the free point tool is first positioned at a known free spot to set up the tool and check proper tool functionality.

A sensor picks up movement in the assembly associated with tension, compression or torque. This signal is sent to a surface free point panel for display and recording. Renegade specialists continue the process until zero movement is detected by the sensors. 

Next the connection or pipe must be severed to pull the remaining string out of the hole. This can be accomplished by applying a ‘back off’ or reverse torque and at the same time detonating an explosive charge inside the nearest string connection.  

Don’t Let a Stuck Pipe Stop Your Operation.

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Circulating Pyro Torch

Circulating Pyro Torch

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» The Circulating Pyro Torch delivers consistent and proven results when adequate annulus flow is required for a successful cutting job.
» The Circulating Pyro Torch delivers consistent and proven results when adequate annulus flow is required for a successful cutting job.

Circulating Pyro Torch 

Effective operations when annular flow is required for the Radial Cutting Torch

MCR Oil Tool’s circulating pyro torch was developed using the same principles as the successful and field-proven radial cutting torch (RCT) system. However, in some conditions, adequate flow into the annulus is required when executing a successful RCT job. Explosive perforators and punchers are not reliable at producing consistent holes that provide sufficient flow, having a dramatic effect on success when cutting with the RCT. The circulating pyro torch delivers the required annular flow prior to cutting and provides a consistent and reliable punch in coil tubing, casing, and drill pipe. By utilizing the latest in MCR’s proprietary non-explosive, non-hazmat rated fuel technology, you can complete your job faster and safer than ever before. 

  • Non-explosive
  • Non-hazmat rated fuel
  • Radio safe
  • Operates in temperatures up to 500°F (260°C) and pressures up to 25,000 psi (172.4 MPa)
  • Perforates all steel, high chrome, and plastic-coated tubulars
  • Perforates in exotic fluids or dry pipe
  • Single/dual perforations in sizes from 0.38 in 2 to 7.0 in 2
  • Deployable within hours and not days
  • Minimizes downtime and associated costs

Operation 

All Renegade operators are trained and certified by MCR for proper tool operation for safe and efficient operations. 

MCR’s circulating pyro torch assembly is lowered into the well to the desired depth. MCR’s thermal generator ignites and activates the primary fuel load causing an increase in internal pressure. Following internal pressure rise, plasma exits the torch which perforates the target pipe. By design, the CPT cutting jet forces the tool against the wall of the pipe; the high frictional forces between the CPT and the wall of the pipe are greater than the thrust forces exerted by the pressure bubble, stabilizing the perforator to make the cut. It is this feature that allows MCR’s perforators to function properly in plugged pipe situations. 

  • Undersized for restrictions 
  • HPHT environments 
  • Custom tools available  

Support Tools 

Generator Safety Sleeve® (GSS) 

  • Safely dissipates all thermal generator energy in the event of operator activation error on surface 

Remote Firing Mechanism® (RFM) 

  • Data logging tool and firing system 
  • Safely enables all MCR cutting systems 

Faster and Safer Results with MCR’s Circulating Pyro Torch

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Pipe Recovery Services

Pipe Recovery Services

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Renegade Pipe Recovery Services 

The service company you hire matters.

Stuck pipe is one of the most expensive problems that can occur at the wellsite, creating delays in the drilling plan, increasing NPT and impacting overall well construction costs. Until the problem is resolved and the pipe recovered, drilling is at a standstill, with rig day rates of $10,000 to $1,000,000 quickly affecting the operators bottom line.    

Renegades pipe recovery services is a wireline deployed solution that frees or severs then recovers the stuck pipe when the drill string becomes lodged downhole due to mechanical or differential sticking.  

The same recovery procedure can also be used during plug and abandon (P&A) operations where pipe needs to be removed before the wellbore is sealed. This can be financially beneficial as the recovered pipe can be reused or sold.  

Renegade offers: 

  • 24/7 service  
  • Convenient locations near major shale plays provide fast response when time is critical 
  • All-inclusive pricing so you can efficiently budget job cost  
  • Communicating with experts that clearly state job details and provide peace of mind that the job will be completed as promised  
  • State-of-the-art service lowers NPT and gets your rig up and running as quickly as possible  
  • Knowledgeable and experienced wellsite technicians provide an efficient and cost-effective operation  
  • All Renegade operators are trained and certified for proper tool operation for safe and efficient operations. 
» Successfull pipe recovery allows operations to proceed, decreasing critical NPT.

During the entire recovery process, from call out to job completion, the Renegade Services team has the expertise and most advanced technology to provide a customized solution to free the drill or toolstring, minimize downtime and maximize profit. Renegade has a full suite of services that provide an overall solution to stuck tubing or tools.  

 

  • Stuck Pipe Log to provide a continuous record and evaluation of a stuck pipe string. Read more.
  • Radial Cutting Torch can sever tubing, casing, drill pipe and coiled tubing without the use of explosives or hazardous materials. Read more.
  • Circulating Pyro Torch for operations requiring annular flow prior to cutting. Read more.
  • Bridge Plugs  When a barrier is needed before or after separating pipe a bridge plug can be set in the tubular to maintain well control. They are typically used only when pressure is present. 
  • Tubular Fishing  When running MWD tools, tubing will need to be fished before pipe recovery operations begin. 
  • Free Point/Backoff Operations Renegade provides fast response, safe operations and a knowledgeable crew with the best equipment to locate, free and retrieve stuck tools or pipe. Read more.
  • Fishing Tools  Renegade offers a full line of fishing tools to help retrieve the stuck tool.  
  • Automatic Release Tool is used in horizontal and highly deviated wells when the controllable release of all or part of a stuck toolstring is required. 
  • Jet and Chemical Cutters are used in situations where the back-off method of release is not practical.  

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Stuck Pipe Log

Stuck Pipe Log

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»The stuck pipe log is deployed from our standard logging unit and can be run through drill pipe, casing or tubing.

Stuck Pipe Log 

When wellsite problems occur, Renegade has the full range of options to successfully free stuck pipe.

The stuck pipe log uses acoustic measurement techniques to provide a continuous record and evaluation of a stuck pipe string. This logging service can be performed through drill pipe, casing, or tubing to identify problem areas. 

Acoustic pulses, initiated at the instrument’s transmitter, travel through the pipe string and are measured at the receiver. The acoustic energy level at the receiver is proportional to the degree of stuck pipe. Similar to conventional cement bond logging measurements, low attenuation readings indicate free pipe and high attenuation readings indicate stuck pipe. 

The stuck pipe log is superior to free point evaluation because the stuck pipe log is used to determine multiple stuck points throughout the well instead of just the first problem area. With a complete picture of the situation, an informed decision and subsequent pipe recovery plan can be devised, saving time and money. 

  • Piezoelectric crystals used in transmitters and receivers 
  • Includes wellbore temperature sensor 
  • H2S resistant construction 
  • Can be run in any mud type and weight 
  • Real time tool quality control 

 

 

Tool Specifications 

OD  1-11/16 in. (43 mm) 
Length  9.72 ft (2.97 m) 
Weight  52 lb (24 kg) 
Maximum Operating Temperature  450° F (232°C) 
Pressure Rating  20,000 psi (138 MPa) 
Vertical Resolution  3 ft CBL and 5 ft VDL 

 

 

Bottom line: Optimize your pipe recovery operation with Renegade’s Stuck Pipe Log.

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Tool and Pipe Recovery

Tool and Pipe Recovery

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Renegade Pipe Recovery Services 

Renegade tool and pipe recovery services are utilized when a toolstring or pipe is stuck in the well or during plug and abandonment (P&A) operations when pipe needs to be removed before the wellbore is sealed. We offer 24/7 service from convenient locations near all major U.S. shale plays. 

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Pipe Recovery

Renegade pipe recovery experts evaluate the challenge, then devise a proven, customized solution to locate, free or sever and then recover the stuck pipe. We offer a full range of cutters, torches, freepoint/backoff and associated services along with the expertise to solve any situation 

Automatic Release Tool

Automatic Release Tool is used in horizontal and highly deviated wells when the controllable release of all or part of a stuck toolstring is required. With a safe working load of three tons and the ability to withstand high operating voltages, the ART is ideal for releasing stuck downhole tractors, partially set plugs/packer and damaged gun strings. Renegade provides both ballistic and addressable tool versions. 

Free Point/Backoff Operations

When pipe or tools become stuck in the well, Renegade provides fast response, safe operations and a knowledgeable crew with the best equipment to locate, free and retrieve stuck tools or pipe.

Circulating Pyro Torch

Based on proven Radial Cutting Torch technology, the Circulating Pyro Torch is used in operations that require annular flow prior to cutting. The circulating pyro torch delivers a consistent and reliable punch in coil tubing, casing and drill pipe. Using the latest proprietary non-explosive, non-hazmat rated technology, your job is completed faster and safer.

Radial Cutting Torch

Radial Cutting Torch can sever tubing, casing, drill pipe and coiled tubing without the use of explosives or hazardous materials. Patented, innovative technology allows the torch to cut virtually any type of pipe in well environments up to 500°F (260°C). The tool can be shipped worldwide within 24 hours, while remaining compliant with safety regulations.  

JET AND CHEMICAL CUTTERS 

Jet cutters and chemical cutters are used in situations where the back-off method is not practical. For jet cutting, specially designed, shaped explosives produce a high-velocity jet that acts radially to sever tubing or casing. The jet cutter is the fastest and most economical method to cut tubing or casing.  

Chemical Cutters use high-pressure bromine trifluoride acid to cleanly cut the pipe. 

Stuck Pipe Log

Provides a continuous record and evaluation of a stuck pipe string. It can be used through drill pipe, casing or tubing to identify problem areas in harsh environments up to 450°F (232°C) and 20,000 psi (138 MPa). Renegade provides a complete understanding of the situation, so an informed decision and pipe recovery plan can be put in place. 

Don't Let a Stuck Pipe Derail Your Operations

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Conveyance Solutions

Conveyance Solutions

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COMPLETE CONVEYANCE SYSTEMS FROM RENEGADE

SLICKLINE, BRAIDED LINE AND ELINE SERVICES FOR ANY APPLICATION

Once a well is producing, certain practices must be performed to maintain production in addition to identifying and correcting problems that can impede production. Selecting the right process and executing correctly, selecting the best equipment, and experienced wellsite personnel can all make a huge difference in the cost and time of a project. Selecting the conveyance method to deploy these operations is one example.

  • Renegade crews are trained to run the full range of services, regardless of the conveyance method. We make sure our crews are cross-trained with experience on both slickline units and eLine units. Most of our crews have 10+ years’ experience.
  • Sour line services available for work in H2S and CO2 environments
  • Greaseless line for environmentally-friendly, pump-down operations
  • Special units available with reels containing both braided and slickline
  • Renegade has experience running all types of line — slickline, braided, eLine or a combination, since 2009

Renegade offers slickline, braided line, eLine or a combination of these options for any wellsite application.

SLICKLINE OPERATIONS

Slickline is a non-conductor, single-strand wire used to perform many different remedial and mechanical services on producing wells. It is made of mild steel, ranging in diameter from 0.072 in. to greater than 0.125 in. These tools are generally used for setting plugs, running memory gauges and other mechanical services. Slickline is a small line that packs a big punch. It is strong and durable and can be run rapidly in and out of a wellbore allowing operators to quickly collect valuable well data.

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BRAIDED LINE OPERATIONS

Braided line is a non-conductive, twisted braid of multiple steel wires. Braided line is strong and durable and useful in numerous applications such as fishing operations and swabbing fluid from a well. In a producing well, the hydrostatic pressure sometimes overcomes the formation pressure, causing well fluid to slow. The result: decreased overall production from the well. Braided wire is capable of quickly removing the overburden of fluid in the well to help resume production.

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ELINE OPERATIONS

Some areas use single-conductor electric wireline, known as small line or eLine, for traditional slickline service. Eline adds a level of versatility not found in slickline or braided line. Renegade Services uses an electric line to provide the most accurate data-gathering capabilities possible. The insulated cable is surrounded by multiple strands of wire called armors. This conductive wire allows electrical signals to be sent downhole to initiate tool activities and retrieve well data in real time.

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» Renegade offers several conveyance options for wellsite applications.

DETERMINING THE BEST CONVEYANCE METHOD FOR WELLSITE EFFICIENCY

In certain situations, it may be more cost-effective to run standard mechanical services on eLine. Renegade can perform all traditional mechanical services such as tubing perforating and circulation in hole, on eLine. However, with eLine, we can also perform services such as logging, perforating and tracer services without having to get another truck on location. One call gets you anything that you will need for most conventional services. Renegade currently offers 7/32-inch (0.2188-inch) diameter eLine.

To run these services, Renegade utilizes a large, 5.5-inch lubricator. Mast units are run through a three-stage grease head with grease onboard for pressure work. This provides additional levels of safety and pressure control for pressure work.

  • Tubing perforating
  • Circulating in hole
  • Radioactive tracer services
  • Radial cement bond log
  • Casing inspection
  • Compensated neutron log
  • Any traditional logging service with larger 5.5-inch lubricator

Renegade offers slickline, braided line, eLine or a combination of these options for any wellsite application. Our crews are trained to run the full range of services, regardless of the conveyance method and have the experience to help select the best and most cost-effective method for your well. We also have sour line services for H2S and CO2 environments and greaseless line for environmentally-friendly, pump-down operations. Click here to learn more about Renegade’s full line of conveyance systems.

Renegade Wireline Services is the largest independent provider of cased-hole electric wireline services and is recognized as the premier horizontal cased-hole completions service provider in the North American oil and gas industry. Renegade offers professional, experienced personnel with a cased-hole and radioactive tagging focus working in an efficient and safe manner to produce operational excellence and customer satisfaction.

Conveyance Solutions from Renegade for Every Application

24/7  on-call service from the largest and most diverse independently owned wireline company in the US.

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eLine

eLine

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» Our eline units provide data gathering capability and tool combinations not possible with slickline or braided line.

ELINE OPERATIONS 

Additional benefits, enhanced operations and a wider range of applications.

Some areas use single-conductor electric wireline, known as small line or eLine, for traditional slickline service. Eline adds a level of versatility not found in slickline or braided line.   

Renegade Services uses an electric line to provide the most accurate data-gathering capabilities possible. The insulated cable is surrounded by multiple strands of wire called armors. This conductive wire allows electrical signals to be sent downhole to initiate tool activities and retrieve well data in real time. The line can be constructed from nickel for service in hostile well environments such as CO2.   

Another benefit of eLine is that it allows combining different tools into a single string resulting in multiple services completed in a single run. This capability coupled with the quicker and more accurate data gathering result in faster and more efficient wellsite operations.   

Renegade Wireline Services has the experience to select the right combination of services, deployed on eLine, to achieve cost-effective operations at the wellsite. Some of these services include:   

  • Casing collar locator 
  • Downhole electric cutting tool 
  • Compensated neutron log 
  • Perforating 
  • Plug setting 
  • Radioactive tracer service 
  • Radial cement bond log 
  • Casing inspection 

24/7 Conveyance Solutions from Renegade for Every Application 

Call us today for a live presentation and equipment consultation. 

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Braided Line

Braided Line

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» Renegades braided line units are available for many production and remedial applications.

BRAIDED LINE OPERATIONS 

A rugged, cost-effective alternative for production and remedial operations.

Braided line is a non-conductive, twisted braid of multiple steel wires. Braided line is strong and durable and useful in numerous applications such as fishing operations and swabbing fluid from a well. In a producing well, the hydrostatic pressure sometimes overcomes the formation pressure, causing well fluid to slow. The result: decreased overall production from the well. Braided wire is capable of quickly removing the overburden of fluid in the well to help resume production.   

Renegade Services braided line uses a powerful multi-purpose steel wire. The strength of the line makes it ideal for deploying the many services needed to keep your well operating efficiently and at peak production.   

Production Applications 

  • Fishing stuck downhole tools that require increased line strength and pulling power 
  • Bumper spring assembly installation and maintenance programs 
  • Removing obstructions and debris in production tubing 
  • Swabbing operations 
  • Pump through tubing plugs/blanking plugs/downhole Venturis 

    Remedial Applications 

    • Fishing stuck downhole tools in tubing or casing that require increased line strength and pulling power 
    • Pump through tubing plugs/blanking plugs 
    • Removing obstructions and debris in tubing during workover and P&A operations 

    24/7 Conveyance Solutions from Renegade for Every Application 

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    Reservoir Analysis Sonde Prospector

    Reservoir Analysis Sonde Prospector

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    » Rugged design for operation in hostile conditions.

    RASP™ Reservoir Analysis Sonde Prospector 

    Critical data for insight into the reservoir, the formation and the wellbore

    The Renegade Reservoir Analysis Sonde Prospector (RASP™) pulse neutron tool helps characterize the formation and provide information the operator needs to make timely decisions on well performance and well planning.  

    • Three detectors (near, far, and long spacing) 
    • 1-11/16-in. OD 
    • Rugged, corrosion-resistant housing 
    • Industry leading performance 
    • Increased operational efficiency 
    • Greater ROI 

    RASP is a multi-detector pulsed-neutron system for measuring reservoir saturation using Sigma and Carbon-Oxygen  techniques. The sonde features three gamma detectors; the near and the far detectors are high-resolution Lanthanum Chloride for Sigma and C/O, while the long spacing detector is a Sodium Iodide detector with spacing that is sensitive to gas and porosity.  

    The tool can simultaneously measure Sigma and C/O using a mixed firing pattern for the neutron generator. Support is available to map the measurement into reservoir properties such as oil saturation, porosity and rock type.  

    The tool is encased in a 1-11/16 in. OD corrosion resistant housing. The neutron generator provides the best performance in the industry, contributing toward increased operational efficiencies and ROI. 

    » Information on the RASP presentation log includes CO2 and oil saturation in Track 2, total hydrocarbons and total water in Track 3 and a lithology map in Track 4.

    Applications

     Reservoir Monitoring 

    • Time Lapse monitoring  
    • CO2 and waterflood zones  
    • Steam flood monitoring (heavy oil/tar sands)  
    • Production and injection changes  
    • Completion quality  
    • Gravel pack quality determination  

    Formation Evaluation 

    • Reservoir rock and hydrocarbon typing  
    • Water and hydrocarbon contacts/volume  
    • Salt plugged porosity identification  
    • Open Hole Logging Emulation  
    • Lithology identification using open-hole emulation, silica activation spectroscopy  
    • Formation porosity 
    • Pseudo Density 

    Wellbore Performance and Integrity  

    • Water flow detection behind casing  
    • Identifying points of fluid entry  
    • Flow rate calculation for water flow  
    • Interface logging  

    Make Informed Decisions about Your Well with RASP™ Pulse Neutron Tool

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    NuWAV

    NuWAV

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    DOWNHOLE INSIGHTNUWAVCAMERA 

    NuWAV Downhole Insight Camera: Realtime Wellbore Visualization 

    When downhole problems occur, solutions are recommended based on the data at hand. Renegade is taking the guesswork out of this process by adding one more piece of critical data.  

    The NuWAV™ Downhole InSight™ camera provides quality, high-resolution video of the borehole environment, identifying problems such as a stuck object, a split within the casing, deviation and other features visible from inside the wellbore. This data helps engineers reduce drilling fluid losses, and make educated decisions about completions methods, retrieval of lost tools, and integrity issues with tubing and casing. The high-resolution NuWAV camera helps to mitigate the uncertainty of downhole operations and supports the operator’s formation evaluation program. Imaging systems from Renegade are a cost-effective and efficient method for gathering detailed downhole data.  

    By combining an ultra-sensitive image sensor with high-output lighting, the NuWAV camera provides a high-light output and can provide views of the most challenging environments. And unlike a standard image sensor that has a 4:3 or a 16:9 aspect rations, Renegade uses a sensor with a 1:1 ratio resulting in an impressive 180° field of view (FOV) in both vertical and horizontal directions. 

    This high-tech, versatile visualization system is designed to gather the maximum amount of borehole imaging data and is suitable for both conventional and deviated wells.

    » Lightweight for easy transport and shipping.

    Features

    • Can be deployed over mono-conductor or multi-conductor wireline.  
    • Wide, 180° FOV in both vertical and horizontal directions. 
    • High light output means the camera can provide views in the most challenging environments. 
    • High-temperature rating of 257°F (125°C) 
    • High-resolution, high-definition and high-frame rate recording provides customers with a video of superior quality. 
    • Light weight for easy transport and shipment. 
    • Utilizes the latest optical sensor technologies to capture high-definition images. 

    THE DOWNHOLE INSIGHT™ NUWAV CAMERA IS ONLY AVAILABLE FROM RENEGADE SERVICES 

    Let’s start the conversation about how Renegade and NuWAV can work for you. 

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