CHALLENGE: Halliburton needed a tool for negative draw-down test designed in a short time frame and after the design was done. There was a smaller design of the tool already in production.
APPROACH: WMD Squared was able to utilize some of the information from the previous tool and up size the tool in the short time frame required, using foundation engineering principals. This included all the component designs, including the rubber elements and performing a significant number of studies to ensure that the tool would not damage the casing when engaged. As a result, the design went from concept to a final set of drawings which were ordered, machined in 4 weeks and assembled at Halliburton without any part interference or problems. WMD Squared also was tasked with creating a test fixture to test the unit to 5000psi to prove the design prior to running in the field. This test fixture was made for the full size tool, only testing the critical components. The equipment was tested, and passed with flying colors
IMPACT: Project was a huge success: Halliburton was able to meet their deadline and won the large project as well as went on to set new oil/gas records with the new tool. As a result WMD Squared has done many other project with Halliburton in tight collaboration with their in-house engineering group.