Freeze and Hot Tap Case History #4

Objective: Freeze tubing to remove joint with plug.

Well Information: Tubing bridge plug set prematurely in tubing while being run for snubbing operations. 89 mm tubing, 18Mpa sweet gas well with high LPG production.

Procedure: Pull tubing through snubbing unit and position joint with plug above working floor. Install saddle clamp and hot-tap drill above tool joint, and pressure test. Drill 19mm hole into tubing and remove drill. Clean tubing by pumping solvent into clamp. Inject gel and freeze below tool joint, pressure test plug, remove top joint and install valve. Pressure up to well pressure and thaw plug.

Time on location: 8.5 hours