Perforating operation with magnets
Based on previous experience from perforating in Canada, the operator asked for magnets to be installed below the perforating guns for the next re-completion job. Innovar Solutions provided four 3,5” modular X-wing® magnets that were made up to the assembly. These magnets were originally made for dedicated stand-alone clean up runs on slickline or wireline, so this was a new innovative application. The magnets came out of the hole full of steel debris after the perforating operation.
Cleaning the well for steel debris will increase the probability for successful latch of the completion screen sections. As the consequence of pulling the screens and re-run for a second attempt is quite large (24 hrs + rig time), the total risk is reduced.