- Preventing Annular Gas Flow in Conjunction with 2 Stage Cementing
- Successful Second Stage Cementation of a Multilateral Junction, After Floating in the Casing
- Using Casing Annular Packers to Prevent Shallow Gas Migration to Surface in Shale Wells
- A Practical Solution to Control Gas Migration
- Advanced Cementing Tools Enhance Well Integrity
- Overcoming Cement Integrity Challenges Key to Revitalization of Aging Gulf of Mexico Assets
TAM inflatable packers have been used for decades to prevent the shallow gas and fluid migration problems associated with poor cement jobs or imperfect completion processes. Gas and fluid channeling can be eliminated by utilizing inflatable service tools like the TAM Single Set packer, TAMPlug or Plug & Retainer KIT to provide wellbore isolation prior to a primary cement job. The TAM Casing Annulus Packer (CAP) can be placed in the casing string above a gas zone, which isolates the cement in the upper annulus from gas invasion during primary cementing operations. Having installed thousands of CAP and FREECAP® swellable packers to prevent mud channeling or the formation of a micro-annulus, TAM can assure the achievement of long-term annular isolation.