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Baker Hughes introduces cyclone-based Wellbore Cleaning System


Baker Hughes has introduced a wellbore clean-up and displacement system designed to improve efficiency and reduce operational risks in high-cost environments such as deepwater applications and wells with high dogleg severity.

The X-Treme Clean XP system is the latest generation cyclone-based system, which removes debris more efficiently as a result of the industry's highest allowable mandrel rotation speed, a non-rotating tool string, a large circulation area, advanced debris carrying capabilities, and higher-than-drillpipe tensile and torque ratings.

The X-Treme Clean XP system mandrel has an allowable rotation speed rated to 150 rpm versus 60-100 rpm for typical cleaning systems, and is designed to achieve the highest cleaning efficiency for every application.


Studies indicate that cleaning efficiency increases significantly at 90-120 rpm. Only the mandrel rotates; other system components such as scraper blades, the brush, and stabilizers do not rotate, which is critical to minimizing damage to the casing, liner, or riser.

"The X-Treme Clean XP system offers a higher level of performance for the challenges our customers face in the most demanding applications," says Neil Harrop, president, Completions and Production, Baker Hughes.

"The system is designed to mitigate the risks inherent to these costly environments."