Peak Well Systems has developed a tool which can confirm the minimum diameter specification of well bore tubing with the ability to cover a range of services.
The company said FlexiDrift consists of a mandrel with two sets of extendable rails that can be manually extended with ease using the adjustment sleeves to the desired radius of the well tubing.
When run downhole, the positioning of the extended rails provides the highest radial contact across the widest operating range of required drift sizes.
Gus Brown, engineering manager, said: “Until now multiple drifting tools have been required to cover a range of well OD’s for any given operator.
“This usually results in increased inventory and consequential increased costs for customers.
“Peak’s FlexiDrift meets market demand for an alternative accurate drifting tool that offers the ultimate flexibility whilst minimising inventory and reducing costs.”
The tool also allows for sufficient bypass of fluid to enable efficient toolstring conveyance in well fluids.
It can be accurately adjusted and deployed via slickline and all other standard industry conveyance methods at the well site without the need for specialist training.
Peak said the product’s shear release function triggered through upwards jarring allows the FlexiDrift to retract to its minimum ID to enable reliable retrieval to surface – even when working in highly deviated wells or those with high levels of scale and debris.