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Workover of a UBD well

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The workover procedure is a reversal of the completion running (i.e., a suspension plug is installed in the production packer tailpipe, and the well is lubricated to kill fluid). After retrieving the completion, the packer-picking assembly is run to the packer depth, and the well is returned to an underbalanced condition prior to retrieving the packer. This ensures that formation-damaging kill fluid does not come into contact with the reservoir at any time.


See also

Underbalanced drilling limitations

Underbalanced drilling (UBD)


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