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Proven in over 300 successful operations, X-it’s™ unique multi-ramp whipstock geometry and fourth generation mill provide a step change in sidetrack drilling performance. With X-it™ technology, sidetracks are delivered efficiently, reliably and with far greater accuracy.
The X-it™ system is the result of decades of hard-won experience in deploying and delivering sidetrack technology. In refining X-it™, our specialists have maintained a clear focus on efficiency, reliability and accuracy as fundamental requirements of our sidetrack solutions. The X-it™ system consists of two main components, each with its own combination of unique features and benefits; each working in harmony with the other.Specifications
|Whipstock OD, in||4 1/4||4 1/2||5 1/2||5 1/2||6||6 1/4||8||11 1/2|
|Casing size, in||5 1/2||5 1/2||7||7||7 5/8||7 5/8||9 5/8||13 3/8|
|Mill Length, ft [m]||8.1 [2.5]||8.1 [2.5]||11.6 [3.5]||8.7 [2.7]||12.3 [3.7]||12.3 [3.7]||12.0 [3.7]||21.5 [6.7]|
|Length to anchor, ft [m]||10.5 [3.2]||10.5 [3.2]||13.0 [4.0]||10.0 [3.0]||14 [4.3]||14 [4.3]||13.5 [4.1]||15 [4.6]|
|Total length, ft [m]||15.5 [4.7]||15.5 [4.7]||18.0 [5.5]||15.0 [4.6]||18 [5.5]||18 [5.5]||18.5 [5.6]||21.5 [6.6]|
|Roll pin shear value, lbs||1,500||1,500||5,000||5,000||5,000||5,000||5,000||8,000|
|Shear bolt shear value, lbs||15,000||20.000||25,000||25,000||25,000||30,000||35,000||45,000|
A large number of oil and gas assets are coming to the end of their designed life expectancy and need to be decommissioned safely, securely and cost effectively.
Well integrity is concerned with the safe and reliable containment of all well fluids throughout the life of a well, including after decommissioning.
Once oriented using MWD or Gyro, the X-it whipstock is firmly anchored in place using tri-directional slips, eliminating the risk of rotation and improving exit accuracy. This improves efficiency because the mill-string will not hang up at the whipstock. And it means that X-it provides full 360 degree exit capability, making it the perfect choice for multilateral drilling and low side exits.
The X-it whipstock features a unique 3-step ramp profile leading to the concave face. The precision geometry of the carbide coated ramps and the X-it mill work together to maintain a progressive cutting force against the casing wall. This consistently improves mill efficiency; delivers a clean exit window; and ensures low dog-leg severity through the exit.