Bridge Plugs

Bridge Plugs

A Bridge Plug is a downhole tool (composed primarily of slips, a plug mandrel, and a rubber sealing element). It is used in a subsurface manner, meaning it is applied into the wellbore, where it is run and set in casing to isolate a lower zone while an upper section is tested, cemented, stimulated, produced or injected into either permanently or on a temporary basis within the well bore to stop fluids or gas from reaching an upper zone of the well while it’s being worked on or treated.

Bridge plugs are typically manufactured from a number of materials that each have their own applicable benefits and disadvantages. Typically for permanent applications they are made from Cast Iron material.

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Frequently Asked Questions

A type of downhole isolation tool that may be unset and retrieved from the wellbore after use, such as may be required following treatment of an isolated zone. A retrievable bridge plug is frequently used in combination with a packer to enable accurate placement and injection of stimulation or treatment fluids.

Bridge Plugs are downhole tools composed of slips, mandrel and an elastomer sealing element. It is run in hole and set in casing to isolate a lower zone from an upper zone. It may be installed to permanently seal a well or installed temporarily to perform work on the well.

A cast iron bridge plug (CIBP) is a high-pressure plug made of drillable cast iron that can be used to isolate a section of the well. It can be easily set using a pipe or coil tubing or a wireline pressure setting tool. It is highly dependable and widely used in the oil and gas industry

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