The successful design of a cost effective oil or gas well completion system depends on the efficient use and integrity of the production tubing and related equipment. A tubing to packer landing technique made possible through the use of the Tubing Stability Latch (TSL) is described which can reduce the chance of catastrophic equipment failure and allow the use of lower cost production tubing when compared with traditional techniques. The characteristics of several tubing to packer sealing arrangements including the TSL are compared.

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