At a depth of 7,400 ft, the system could no longer be pushed any deeper. The PrimeSET allowed the operator to rotate the liner from this depth to the planned installation depth of 13,800 ft.
The PrimeSET functioned successfully, shearing and setting as designed, even after handling forces of over 1,600 ft-lb of torque for more than 6 hours, peaking at over 4,000 ft-lb of torque.
Had the system been installed with a liner hanger that could not be rotated, the system would likely not have reached planned depth. In these situations, operators may pull the system out to try a different solution, cut the installation short, or abandon the well altogether.
The PrimeSET Liner Hanger is part of the Packers Plus TREX cemented product line. The TREX line offers solutions such as hydraulic toe sleeves and ball-activated sleeves for single point entry or limited entry stimulation. For more information, go to packersplus.com.