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Project Acronym: SAFOD | State: Completed | Expedition ID: 5025

ins.: 2022-10-06 12:17; ( Age: 2 yrs )
By: sql
Category: SAFOD
SAFOD

SAFOD: 2005-07-24

Wellbore stability problems developed during the bit trip Saturday
The driller operates the entire drill rig from a massive set of controls.

Wellbore stability problems developed during the bit trip Saturday, making it necessary to back-ream out of the hole. The trip out was completed successfully despite two very tight intervals where the pipe was stuck briefly. This morning, a reaming trip was started in order to clean out the well and circulate in slightly denser mud. During the reaming trip into the hole, with the bit at a depth of 12,030 feet (~150 feet off bottom) the pipe got stuck. Actions are currently being taken to remedy the situation.