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.
With conventional mill out techniques a loss in circulation could cause major issues with debris from the milling process not being cleaned out of the well bore.
Gryphon's patented retrievable seats provided a quick solution leaving the customers well full bore for production and eliminating any milling damage. With the unique ability to bring the balls and seats to surface, Gryphon has the rare opportunity to examine actual down hole conditions during fracturing operations – a process we are happy to share with our customers.