Well Intervention Resources
This section is designed to describe the various well intervention methods available and commonly used within the industry. The list is not exhaustive but concentrates on the key activities that may be performed 'rigless' or with minimal rig assistance.
For ICoTA members detailed and informative reports and presentations may be found in the 'members' section - this information is fully downloadable.
Members are encouraged to contribute to this section so that ICoTA can build a fully comprehensive technical information service in conjunction with our motto of:
'Sharing well intervention expertise and ideas across the industry'
Coiled Tubing (CT) is used as a primary well intervention methodology and is routinely deployed offshore and in onshore land based operations.Read more ⟶
HWO / Snubbing
Hydraulic Workover, HWO, or Snubbing as it is sometimes referred to, is a well intervention method which has been in existence for many years.Read more ⟶
Wireline is the generic name relating to a well intervention method for conveying tools to and from the well bore.Read more ⟶
The downhole tractor is a competitively recent application to the well intervention discipline and was developed as an enabling tool to access deep, long horizontal wells which became popular from the early 1990's.Read more ⟶
Subsea Well Intervention
Subsea Well Intervention is a specialised high cost intervention area although the principles of operation are identical to a platform or onshore based intervention services.Read more ⟶
Well Integrity - the basics
Well Integrity is a generic term which can mean different things to different people.Read more ⟶
'Stimulation' is a generic term used to describe the process of improving a wells productivity through a specific type of operation, normally by fracturing the well or through a chemical process called 'acidizing'.Read more ⟶