bridge plug

bridge plug

[′brij ‚pləg]
(petroleum engineering)
A downhole tool used to isolate a lower zone while an upper section is being tested or cemented; consists of slips, a plug mandrel, and a sealing element that is run and set in casing.
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Omega Completion Technology has launched a new retrievable bridge plug for well maintenance operations following its Middle East campaign.
Summary: Since the last update approval to suspend the well has been obtained from the Tunisian designated authorities, the well bore has been successfully isolated with 5 cement plugs as well a retrievable bridge plug and a surface corrosion cap installed.
Stage 2 was by-passed for the time being because it was below the bridge plug that was previously placed in the well bore and will be the subject of a further stimulation job, subject to the results obtained from the stimulated zone.
Subsequently, the Company conducted a down hole survey and placed a bridge plug near the end of the bore-hole with the goal of shutting off water production from a presumed high permeability open fracture.
The well has been prepared with a bridge plug and packer such that Stage 2 can be pumped as soon as our pressure pump contractor is available, which is expected to be the week of September 3rd.
The work and supplies purpose of this Lot 1 for each doublet include - Development work / preparation of any platform,- The clearing of existing steel tubing,- Achievement of control logs after cleaning,- Placing a bridge plug and a cement plug to protect the open,- The possible plugging leaks in the steel casing (optional)- Installation and cementing of the casing are made by the owners of markets Lot 2 and Lot No.
The new fracturing technologies with coiled tubing presented by the Group in this bid include coiled tubing-conveyed resettable packer multistage fracturing technology and drillable bridge plug multistage fracturing technology.
As previously advised, Stage 1 of a three Stage fracture stimulation program of the interpreted oil zones in the Permian section of the SOA #2-29 well has been pumped but the bridge plug and packer became stuck by frac sand.
The potential problems with moving the bridge plug during the preparations to pump Stage 2 disclosed in the July 12th Advisory were in fact encountered, with the bridge plug and packer becoming stuck by frac sand, which has required a recovery operation.
The dual completion well is currently producing from the Niobrara formation and the Codell formation is behind a bridge plug.
All three stages are expected to be completed in the next 48 hours; however, this schedule is dependent on being able to latch on and relocate both the bridge plug and packer to each of the subsequent stages.
Cross Border management and its partners determined it would be necessary to set a temporary bridge plug in each of the wells, at various depths, to determine what specific zone was contributing the excess water.