Mechanical Services

Mechanical Services

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Mechanical Services 

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Problems that affect well production can occur at any point during the life of the well. Steps can be taken proactively to identify well problems and help ensure production rates do not decline. Renegade offers a full line of mechanical services that help remediate well problems to maintain or restore production rates, ensure safe well operation and make sure wells are compliant with all federal and local laws and regulations. 

  • Retrievable Bridge Plugs 
  • Bridge Plugs (2.375- to 9.625-in. standard, sizes over 9.625-in. available upon request) 
  • Extended Range Plugs 
  • Composite Bridge Plug (2.875- to 5.5 in.) 
  • Pull pipe 
  • Dump Bailer 
  • Sinker Bar 
  • Gauge Ring/Junk Basket 
  • Bridge Plug Retainer Packer 
  • Packer with Tailpipe 
  • Slow Burn Power Charge 
  • Disposable Setting Tool 
  • Kinley Cutter 
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Tractor Logging

Renegade units can hoist third-party tractor services that convey perforating guns, logging tools and any other tools that are typically run on eline but cannot be pumped down. Multi-conductor cable allows running high-data rate tools such as ultra sonic, pulsed neutron and other services to provide quality formation evaluation.  

Hoisting Services

Renegade eline or slickline units can hoist third-party services such as tractors, casedhole logging and specialty services including pulsed neutron, ultra sonic, spectral noise tools and casing inspection tools. Data can be saved to memory or accessed in real time depending on the unit.  

Don't Let Well Problems Slow You Down

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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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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. 

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Local Expander

Local Expander

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LOCAL EXPANDER™ ANNULAR SQUEEZE TOOL 

PROVEN ANNULAR ZONAL ISOLATION USING LOCALIZED CASING EXPANSION – GAS MIGRATION IS NO LONGER A THREAT TO WELL INTEGRITY OR ECONOMICS OF DEVELOPED ASSETS. 

For decades, operators and service companies have attempted to minimize problems impacting aging oil and gas wells. Over time, micro-annulus can form in the cement/casing bond of the wellbore, creating potential flow paths to the surface and compromising wellbore integrity.  Inconsistencies such as gaps, channels and voids between the casing, cement and formation are problematic for even the most advanced slurries. This has long plagued oil and gas wells, especially in abandoned wells where methane leaks are common and present an environmental risk. Now Renegade offers a proven solution. 

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»Fingers at the top end of the tool expand outward into the casing, densifying and sealing the cement.

LOCAL EXPANSION IS A SIMPLE WAY TO SEAL MICRO-ANNULI AND STOP UNWANTED GAS FLOW. THIS ONE-RUN TOOL LEVERAGES A TELESCOPING CONE THAT EXPANDS A RADIAL SET OF HARDENED KNUCKLE-BENT FINGERS INTO THE CASING.

This new process involves a retractable, expandable mechanical device that induces plastic deformation and elongation of the inner diameter of the casing string. The result is the outer diameter of the casing expanding into the cement. The associated volume reduction in the annulus closes micro-annuli defects in the cement and results in an overall densification of the cement. This alternative offers rigless remediation of annular gas/fluid migration.   

Developed by Shell, this new process involves imposing permanent deformation on the casing pipe to locally enlarge its diameter. It operates in a mechanical, fully controlled manner and can be quickly repeated at any target interval for engineered redundancy to fully eliminate all micro-annuli and backside gas flow problems with confidence. 

HOW IT WORKS

THE LOCAL EXPANDER™ APPLIES AN ACTUAL SQUEEZE TO THE EXISTING CEMENT BY EXPANDING THE CASING INTERNALLY. 
  • Fingers at the top end of the tool are pressed outward by an actuated cone. 
  • The fingers expand the casing into the cement. 
  • RESULT: The cement is locally densified, and any gaps or small channels are sealed.  
CONVEYED VIA ELECTRIC WIRELINE 

The tool creates a series of crimps in the casing that eliminate the micro-annulus. By using an electric line and having a one-run tool, the Local Expander has achieved the same results as a conventional squeeze but at a fraction of the cost and effort. 

SAFETY 

Safety concern for workover operations is also significantly minimized with the implementation of the Local Expander. Crimping casing close to the surface allows crews to work under much safer conditions knowing there is no gas seepage to the surface. 

PLUG AND ABANDON 

Wells scheduled to be permanently taken out of service must be totally sealed not only at the surface but throughout the casing string. This means no leaks of any kind. This often results in a backlog of wells waiting for P&A. The Local Expander is the trusted choice for scheduled P&A because it can affordably seal any leaks prior to P&A. Once gas migration leaks are sealed, plug and abandonment can proceed.  

In addition to plug and abandonment, several other wellsite operations can utilize the benefits of the Local Expander. 

  • Shutting off backside pressure in producing or injection wells 
  • Stopping gas migration behind the surface and/or intermediate casing strings during the drilling process 
  • Preventative maintenance prior to hydraulic fracturing where the Local Expander is used to isolate the frac zone  
  • Create a barrier during squeeze cementing 

Real Results 

Case Study: Backside pressure in Pennsylvania well reduced to zero utilizing Local Expander™ Annular Squeeze Tool 

Case Study: Pennsylvania DEP grants permission for operator to P&A well after expansion service 

SHELL CANADA IN GROUNDBIRCH STOPS GAS IN THE MONTNEY BASIN 

The Local Expander has exceeded expectations in recent field tests with the Shell Canada Production Team. The results were impressive on the first two wells, with SCVF reduced from 500 liters/day to 0.00 liters/day. They are expecting to fully eliminate gas seepage on future wells and have built the Local Expander into their programs as a full part of their service. 

REGULATORY 

The Local Expander is the preferred solution for regulatory departments because it repairs micro annulus without the use of chemicals and perforation. Pennsylvania DEP and Colorado’s Oil & Gas Commission are two of several agencies advocating the importance of eliminating gas migration from the wellbore. 

ENVIRONMENTAL 

Because there are no permanently deployable tools, products, or chemicals, the Local Expander leads the industry as an alternative service that leaves no trace beyond the intended service. Keeping unwanted gases and liquids in the ground instead of permeating to the surface on the backside of casing is the challenge that Local Expander effectively solves.  

Local Expander – Annular Squeeze Tool™ 

Let's start the conversation about how Renegade and the Local Expander can work for you. 

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