Wellbore cleanouts represent the main application of coiled-tubing (CT) services. Despite a long history of utilizing CT to remove sand and other fill material from oil and gas wells, advancement in the technology, and a growing body of experience, many wells are still not cleaned adequately, some wells cannot be cleaned at all, and a downhole stuck CT or other serious problems are encountered too often. Based on gathered experience and extensive research and development of new tools and techniques, a new, highly engineered and integrated system for wellbore cleanouts was developed. This paper presents the new integrated system approach, which can eliminate wellbore fill-removal problems and provide effective wellbore cleanouts under virtually any wellbore conditions. Case studies are included that show the performance of the new system in difficult field environments.

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