Oil Drilling Equipment and Their Uses

Written by Wall Street News on May 2nd, 2019. Posted in Float collar, Frac plug, Stage cementing tools

Oil wells are used to bring petroleum oil hydrocarbons up from the earth. In order for this process to happen the well has to be drilled, which takes the help of a variety of equipment. They all work together to make the drilling rig function properly. Items like centralizers, frac plugs, and production packers all help to make it work without a variety of problems that could arise. Below are some of the tools that are used and their roles in the process.

1. Centralizers

Centralizers do exactly what they say. They centralize the casing in the borehole. If the casing isn’t centered it can cause problems in the cementing process and can lead to groundwater contamination. It helps to create a clean rock borehole wall that will bond with the cement.

2. Frac Plugs

Frag plugs are used for the process of wellbore isolation. They isolate zones in vertical, deviated, and horizontal wells to assist with plug and perforation operations.

3. Toe Sleeves