Operators are often challenged with extracting oil from fields that have several producing wells. The high degree of well activity results in low bottomhole pressure, which leads to reduced well circulation. This lack of circulation means milling out balls and seats following a fracturing operation could be extremely difficult and costly as nitrogen would need to be applied for the milling process. Using conventional mill-out techniques, a loss in circulation could cause major issues due to debris from the milling process not being cleaned out of the wellborn.
Gryphon's patented retrievable seats provide a quick and cost-effective solution that requires no milling or drilling, leaving the wellbore fully driftable for production, eliminating any milling damage. With the unique ability to bring the balls and seat to surface, without milling or drilling, Gryphon has the rare opportunity to examine actual downhole conditions during fracturing operations and provide this information to our clients to optimize their operations.