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that enables NCS to make the nozzles
larger and therefore less prone to plugging,
a common problem in waterfloods. However, the nozzles still generate the backpressures needed to keep fluid from flowing into one or two areas. " Because this
technology resists plugging and spreads
water across the lateral, we have had operators report getting much better sweep
efficiency, " Ellis says.
Coil Vibration
As laterals have gone from 5,000 feet
to three miles, the amount of static friction
coiled tubing must overcome to reach
the toe has grown dramatically. This friction can keep the tubing from reaching
its destination or slow its progress enough
to increase costs significantly, notes Roger
Schultz, vice president of engineering
for Thru Tubing Solutions.
" Since 2011, we have been using
downhole tools to vibrate coiled tubing,
which reduces the friction so the tubing
can get where it needs to go more quickly
and reliably, " he relates. " Like the downhole motors used to mill plugs, our vibratory tools are powered by fluid. They
have minimal or no moving parts, so
they are extremely reliable. "
According to Schultz, TTS took advantage of the lull in activity during 2020

Thru Tubing Solutions' newest vibratory tool uses finely tuned vibrations to overcome
static friction and enable coiled tubing to move faster and reach farther into the lateral.
According to the company, the extra reach sometimes allows coiled tubing to remove
plugs from laterals that normally require a rig.

to redesign and improve its vibratory
tools. " Our newest tool can get coiled
tubing to the end of 3-mile laterals, " he
reports. " It is also much faster than its
predecessors. In the toe area of particularly
challenging wells, where coil with its
predecessor might slow to one or two
feet a minute, it consistently maintains
speeds between five and 10 feet a minute. "

The new tool has been applied in more
than 150 wells ranging in location from
the Eagle Ford, Haynesville and Permian
Basin to the Powder River Basin and
Bakken, Schultz reports. In the Marcellus,
he adds, it helped coiled tubing reach
23,000 feet in a well that normally would
require a rig for the plug drill-out.
" Like all our vibratory tools, the new

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