However in 2008 the division moved from basic trading activity to introduce whipstock
and fishing services.
) that deflected the drill toward the desired target, but
Wells that require a cased-hole whipstock
kickoff or a cement plug kickoff are assigned a weight of two points.
(Houston) begin the curved, or build, section of horizontal medium-range wells by inserting a whipstock
into an old vertical well-bore.
After landing at the required depth, the team set the Inflatable Production Packer (IPP) to anchor the whipstock
and drilled off the formation in a single trip, saving the operator 29 hours of rig time and more than $100,000 of operational expense.
Complications with kicking off from the cement plug which was installed at the kick-off point of the vertical leg have prompted the operator to set in place a more permanent device (a whipstock
) to guide the directional motor into the formation and begin the horizontal leg.