Whipstock Milling Operation – Best Practices

Whipstock Milling Operation - Best Practices

  • Ensure that a drill pipe strainer is ALWAYS in the pipe when pumping fluids into the well
  • Ensure 4 x ditch magnets are in place for extracting milled cuttings.
  • Prepare sweeps prior to milling operations to aid clean up.
  • Theoretical swarf weight estimation has been noted from whipstock supplier.
  • Consider inclusion of circulation sub in the string for increased hole cleaning capability (especially if milling 7” liner – position circulation at top of liner activate and sweep at high flow rate).
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