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  • Hybrid Tool

3 Components, 2 Tools, Astronomical Benefits

The Hybrid Tool is the solution for a safe and effective frac plug drill out procedure. Merging three components into one, the Hybrid Tool is the most advanced apparatus on the market. Two Hybrid Tools are deployed in sequence, and in a way that simplifies the typical drill out and tube up process. Significantly expediting operations, the tools are retrievable through our distinct ball-drop system. In addition to high speed, we achieve and maintain a higher safety standard, stemming from four competent pressure barriers.

The Proof

Our qualified operators have delivered perfect results when it comes to torque on the work string.

700

Wells Tubed Up and Drilled Out TD

99.4%

Tool retrieval success rate

$80k

Average Savings per Well

50%

Cost Reduction on Rental Equipment Use

12

Days Faster to Bring 6 Wells Online

12500′

Lateral successfully drilled out (22000′ TD)

80

Plugs Drilled Out in One Trip

33.3%

Reduction in Drill Out Costs

$40M

In Estimated Savings (reported by client in the span of 2 years)

10

Companies in OH, PA, WV, & OK are currently using the Hybrid Tool

Procedure

Simply put, implementing our Hybrid Tools and procedure saves our clients time and money, and improves safety on the job. Here’s how:

Prerequisite

First, a kill plug is placed in the well upon completion of the frac to ensure the pipe can be lowered into the well with no pressure in static conditions.

Step 1

Utilizing a swivel to rotate the drill string, the frac isolation plugs are drilled out in a controlled manner. Plugs are drilled with the differential torque the swivel is putting down to the bit.

Step 2

All plugs are drilled out to TD. The bit is pumped off past the last perforated interval.

Step 3

Following, we pull the drill pipe out of the well to remove the top Hybrid Tool and connect additional production tubing. The production tubing used during the drill out remains in the well to ensure a pipe-heavy condition, eliminating the need for snubbing or slickline in or out of the well.

Step 4

Then, the remaining production tubing is placed in the well and the tubing is landed. All surface equipment is rigged down and the production wellhead is placed on the well.

Step 5

Finally, as part of our proprietary retrieval method, we drop a ball to release the Hybrid Tool. Utilizing well pressure, the tool is lifted to the surface and is retrieved using a lubricator on the wellhead.

Drill out Timeline

Day 1

  1. Set up the workover rig using associated equipment.
  2. Test all surface lines and equipment.
  3. Monitor well for pressure.
  4. Trip into the hole with production tubing.
  5. From the production tubing, attach the Hybrid Crossover Tool to the drill string.
  6. Trip into the hole to kill plug.
  7. Commence drill out operations.

Days 2-3

  1. Drill out the frac plugs until reaching TD.
  2. Pull 5′ off TD, drop the ball, and pump off the drill bit. (It will remain in the rat hole permanently.)
  3. Trip out of the hole to the crossover sub (i.e., the junction between the production tubing and drill string where the top Hybrid Tool is located).
  4. Install the bleed off tool and bleed off.
  5. Remove the top Hybrid Tool manually.
  6. Run in the hole with the remaining desired production tubing until tubing depth is set.
  7. Land tubing with back pressure valve.
  8. Install production tree and remove back pressure valve.
  9. Drop a ball downhole to release the bottom Hybrid Tool. (It will flow up the production tubing to the wellhead lubricator.)
  10. The well is now on line.

Highlights

The Hybrid Tool improves the safety of operations throughout every phase.

  • It eliminates the hazards and risks associated with snubbing or coil tubing because the pipe is not snubbed in and out of the wellbore, resulting in employees working at a lower floor height.
  • It has a more reliable float performance.
  • It significantly reduces the handling of, and risks associated with, tubulars.
  • When used on a multi-well pad, it eliminates the dangers associated with working over a live well because the wellhead pressure is less than 3,000 PSI.
  • It reduces EHS (Environmental Health & Safety) oversight.
  • It promotes clearer and more concise communication due to a reduced number of workers and their overall time spent on a well.
  • It decreases the risk of machinery-related accidents because less equipment is used for each job.

Let's get to it

Save time, save money, and increase safety with the Hybrid Tool and drill out process.

Operations Manager: Jay Jarvis
405.754.0240 | jjarvis@hybridtool.com

Sales & Marketing Manager: Aubrey DiVito
412.498.7931 | adivito@hybridtool.com