What is packery?
What is a swell packer?
1. n. [Drilling, Well Completions] An isolation device that relies on elastomers to expand and form an annular seal when immersed in certain wellbore fluids. The elastomers used in these packers are either oil- or water-sensitive.
How deep is the Packery Channel?
10 to 22 feet deep
Inlet Depth: Packery Channel generally ranges from 10 to 22 feet deep in the main channel with the deepest area being a scour northwest of the bridge. The swash platforms range in depth from 0 to 8 feet on the north side and from 0 to 9 feet on the south side in the vicinity of the inlet’s widest point.
Why are swellable packers used in well completion?
Enhance high-pressure well integrity and zonal isolation with a short, bonded packer element. With short packer elements that swell in your choice of water or oil, the ResPack swellable bonded-to-pipe packer maximizes well integrity for single-trip completions in openhole and cased hole wells.
Where is Packery Channel located?
Corpus Christi Bay
Summary: Packery Channel was once a closed natural tidal (ephemeral) inlet located in the southeast corner of Corpus Christi Bay at the North Padre Island/Mustang Island boundary.
What does a packer do in an oil well?
Production packers are an integral part of the completion process of an oil or a gas well. These are devices that seal the tubing to casing annulus and force the produced fluids from the wellbore into the completion tubing.
Where is the Packery Channel?
When was Packery Channel built?
In Jul 2005, Packery Channel was opened by Hurricane Emily during the second year of its construction. This inlet connects Corpus Christi Bay and Upper Laguna Madre to the Gulf of Mexico, and it is the first artificially cut inlet in Texas in 17 years.
What are the two types of packers?
There are three types of packers: mechanical and hydraulic set and permanent. All packers fall into one or a combination of these. Mechanical set packers are set by some form of tubing movement, usually a rotation or upward /downward motion.
How do you release a packer?
Releasing Procedure To release the packer, raise the tubing string the full length of the packer. When the J-pin of the bottom sub engages the slip stop ring (jay housing), the J-pin automatically moves into the running position. This allows the tool to be moved up or down the wellbore as necessary.