Abstract

An increase in multi-well pad drilling in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin (WCSB) has created a need for reducing the transition time between wells (TBW) associated with servicing multiple wells on a pad with coiled tubing (CT). Reducing TBW current CT operations - utilizing a conventional crane to suspend the CT injector - is becoming a challenge as the crane and CT equipment spread is already streamlined in efficiency. However, a new piece of equipment has been developed to replace a conventional crane: The Articulating Rotational Mast (ARM). The introduction of the ARM on a conventional CT spread was designed to improve safety and increase efficiency by reducing the overall TBW on multi-well pads.

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