Case History

Extensive FLC 2000® Use in Gulf of Mexico

Gulf of Mexico
Challenge
  • A deepwater Gulf of Mexico operator experienced major wellbore instability issues—cavings, pack-offs, tight hole, high torque and lost circulation. 
  • „The operator planned an extensive drilling program and needed a solution. 
  • „An offset well lost 28,000 bbl of OBM. 
Solution
  • Instability issues occurred while drilling in the 12¼” section. 
  • „The operator added FLC 2000® to extend the frac gradient window and utilized higher mud weights. 
Results
  • FLC 2000 was added to the operator’s drilling program permanently. 
  • „Impact’s wellbore stability product reduced rig time, fluid losses and overall costs for the wells.