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Coiled Tubing: An Introduction

Coiled Tubing: An IntroductionIn the oil and gas industries, the term ‘coiled tubing’ refers to the continuous lengths of steel pipe, stored on large reels, and most commonly used for carrying out intervention operations in existing wells.

This Coiled Tubing Introduction is designed to provide learners with a starting point from which to develop their understanding of the techniques and technologies involved when utilizing coiled tubing in downhole interventions. We’ll look at how and why the technology was developed, the difference between land and offshore units and the advantages and disadvantages offered by coiled tubing technology.

Approximate duration: 25 minutes.

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Explain the origins of coiled tubing technology and some of its early uses
  • Identify the various different sizes of coiled tubing available
  • Discuss the pros and cons of employing coiled tubing for remedial work and well interventions
  • Describe some of the new technologies being employed in coiled tubing manufacture

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