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ICoTA Canada Technical Webinar

  • 29 Apr 2020
  • 8:30 AM
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ICoTA Canada Technical Webinar


On behalf of ICoTA Canada, you are invited to attend our latest Technical Webinar.


You must register in advance for this webinar before 5:00 PM MST on April 28, 2020:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

When: Apr 29, 2020 - 08:30 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Topic:  High Strength Coiled Tubing - How Is Fatigue Life Affected By Slip Damage?

Speaker: Scott Sherman (Nexus Energy Technologies)


Since the inception of quench and tempered coiled tubing, a question has come up numerous times. Do we need specialized handling equipment for this stronger and correspondingly harder pipe? Harder coiled tubing implies that blow out preventers (BOPs) must have sufficiently hard slips to grip the pipe as well as sufficiently hard shear blades to cut the pipe. Testing has shown that in most cases, existing BOP components have been sufficient to grip and cut quench and tempered coiled tubing.

Once BOP slips have been set on the harder pipe and a real world ‘pipe heavy’ load applied, how significantly is the fatigue life of quench and tempered coiled tubing affected?

This paper will highlight the findings of some recent testing of quench and tempered coiled tubing and will compare the results to conventional coiled tubing. In this study, 2-3/8” coiled tubing was subjected to a tensile load of 44,500 daN (100,000 lbs) while being held in BOP slips. The coiled tubing was then tested on a bend fatigue machine with the slip marks at the ‘sweet spot’ to determine the number of cycles to failure. Four grades of quenched and tempered coil tubing were tested as well as a baseline sample of 100 grade coiled tubing. The aim of this paper is to demonstrate that modern BOPs can grip high strength coiled tubing and point out the effect on fatigue life of the resulting slip marks.

The presentation is the presentation for SPE-199859-MS that was intended to be presented at the CTWI conference in Houston.

The authors of the paper are: Scott Sherman, Nexus Energy Technologies; Sean Majko, Trican Well Service; Jeff Otto, Nexus Energy Technologies

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