In co-operation with a Canadian company, Penetrators Canada Inc., TIOS is marketing completion and stimulation systems that provide a more effective method of establishing communications between the well bore and the target zone in both production and injection wells.
To provide increased oil recovery, well bore drilling tools (MaxPERF) have been developed that provides clean flow paths (holes), drilled (1.8m) in length. The tool drills a 1” (26mm) hole in the casing and 0.70” (17mm) diameter hole (tunnel) laterally from the well bore. The system does not damage the casing or cement sheath and can be used in open hole, cased hole either in vertical, directional or horizontal.
The tool drills one radial tunnel (hole) at a time each requiring 10 to 20 minutes average time to complete and is capable of making multiple tunnels in a single run. Factors including well depth, rock lithology and fluid type will influence the number of tunnels that can be completed in a single run. Typically 4 to 8 tunnels have been completed per run but more have been completed subject to the specific well factors mentioned above. The system provides a unique opportunity to expose new pay zones in a clean and non-damaging manner.
Advantages of MaxPERF Penetrations:
- Opportunity to reach beyond any damaged near well bore area
- No damage to casing, cement or formation
- No debris or compaction
- No impact or explosives
- Longer life and less likely to plug off
- Lower draw down to reduce potential coning problems
- Opportunity to intersect natural fractures near the well bore
- Light compatible fluids can be used to drill into the formation