Case Studies

  • BRT Rebuild Mistakes

    BRT Rebuild Mistakes

    Possible Scenario:

    Occasionally rebuild kits are put together incorrectly and do not contain the right pieces necessary to complete a BRT rebuild. If a single piece on an assembly is incorrect, it can cause a loss of communication or worse.

    Analysis:

    If communication is lost and it is not possible to regain it while the assembly is downhole, it must be pulled. Once pulled, it should be disassembled and inspected. Something like the wrong sized top pin can create such issues. When being rebuilt, a faulty or incorrect piece from the kit has the potential to cause many issues that may not be discovered until the assembly is downhole.

    Resolution:

    All operators should be informed of the issue and reminded that all assemblies should be double checked before going downhole. A diagram of the BRT should be available on site for operators to compare any parts that they have a question about to avoid scenarios like this. While the kit was improperly put together, operators should be on the lookout for anything out of the ordinary and should catch the issue during the rebuild.

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