Reeled tubing technology has proven to be beneficial in solving both economical and production problems in the Coal Bed Methane (CBM) industry of the Black Warrior Basin near Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The primary benefit from using reeled tubing technology is one of economics. Operators can now prepare CBM wells for production quicker than was previously possible.

CBM completions must be cemented, the well bore cleaned and zones selectively stimulated. Reeled tubing technology can be used in cleaning cement residue from the casing ID and in cleaning frac sand, frac balls and perforating debris from the wellbore. Isolation bridge plugs can be retrieved and debris washed from the well. Five hundred wells have been cleaned of unwanted cement residue using high pressure submerged fluid jets and in excess of two thousand wireline-set retrievable bridge plugs have been retrieved using reeled tubing technology in the Black Warrior Basin.

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