Coiled Tubing Solutions
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For your convenience, we’ve gathered a glossary of common industry terms in one location.
Outside Diameter (O.D.)
Measurement of the diameter of a pipe
Component of a Blowout Preventor that is used to create a seal between well bore and the string
System that provides hydraulic power to the coiled tubing unit
Pressure Control Equipment
Equipment that helps maintain the pressure of a wellbore during well intervention
The initial barrier for containing pressure. It is normally closed. An example of a primary barrier is a Stripper or Packer
Normally open, this is activated when the primary barrier fails.
Pull Out Of the Hole (POOH)
Removal of coiled tubing string out from the wellbore
Run In Hole (RIH)
Process of running coiled tubing string into the wellbore
Usually used as a last line of defense in pressure control, Shear Ram cuts the string in order for the blowout preventor to be closed completely to seal the wellbore
Component of a Blowout Preventor that is used to close on to string to restrict any axial movement. It is most commonly activated when a kick or blowout occors.
Global Tubing’s patented coiled tubing technology which eliminates bias-weld fatigue spikes for longer running lengths. SMARTaper increases horizontal reach and adds strength in high-fatigue zones while managing the overall weight of the coiled tubing strings.
Equipment that is used to store, transport, and operate the coiled tubing string during a coiled tubing job
Essential part of the coiled tubing manufacturing process which dictates the life of the coiled tubing and to maximize productivity
Used to seal or contain well pressure or fluids during workover or intervention operations
Vertical length of well from surface to the end
Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG)
Arc welding process that uses a non-consumable tungsteen electrode to produce a weld
Ultrasonic Thickness (UT)
Measuring equipment that uses ultrasonic waves to calculate the strings thickness
Measurement between interior diameter and outside diameter.
Operation performed on an oil or gas well in all cycles of its production life.
Compontent of an oil or gas well that provides the production well pressure control
The use of electric cables that are lowered into a well to perform various interventions such as logging, perforating, plug placement, etc.