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Unformatted text preview: ure 4 – Float Collar Utilized in the Macondo Well As discussed above, the float collar was set at 18,115 feet measured depth, within the primary hydrocarbon reservoir sands (see Figure 2, above). Typically, an operator sets the float collar below the primary hydrocarbon sands to allow for perforation of the pay zone without the need to drill out the float equipment to get below the pay zone during the completion of the well. In addition, the lower primary sand was less than 100 feet from the bottom of the production casing shoe. 116 Normally, an operator would set the production casing shoe 200 to 300 feet below the primary sand to improve the chances of proper isolation of the pay sand. BP‐HZN‐MBI00018459. 116 50 2. Float Collar Conversion Attempts On April 18, at approximately 3:30 a.m., the Deepwater Horizon crew started running the 9‐7/8 x 7 inch long string production casing and finished the procedure at 1:30 p.m. on April 19. 117 After the casing string landed, the crew attempted to convert the float collars in preparation for pum...
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This note was uploaded on 01/18/2014 for the course BEPP 305 taught by Professor Nini during the Fall '11 term at UPenn.

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