Understanding the Well Completion Process

Based in Grapevine, Texas Energy Mutual, LLC, is an oil and gas exploration company focusing heavily on prospects in Oklahoma. Powered by a workforce with more than 150 years of combined industry experience, Texas Energy Mutual provides services at all phases of well exploration.

A number of oil and gas operations work with clients from the analysis of a potential well site through the final phases of project completion. In the oil and gas industry, project completion is often defined as a well that is capable of providing users with oil or gas. Before a well becomes viable, engineers must first reach total depth (TD) and begin the casing process. The casing process necessitates the running of a steel pipe from the surface down to the well to control fluid movement and minimize the risk of a cave-in.

After the casing has been properly fitted and cemented to further strengthen the line, well engineers finalize the project by opening holes in the casing surrounding the producing zone, running tubes down the TD, and installing control valves at the wellhead. Only after the wellhead has been adequately prepared can users begin drawing oil or gas.


Sustained U.S. Natural Resources Boom Drives Opportunity

Based in Grapevine, Texas, Texas Energy Mutual (TEM) has more than 150 years of combined oil and gas sector experience, and pursues well drilling opportunities throughout Oklahoma. Texas Energy Mutual plays a vital role in helping American workers reap benefits from an ongoing domestic oil boom. With nearly two million jobs created in the exploration, drilling, and transportation sectors over the past several years, many expect the number to cross the three million threshold by the end of the decade.

One area of particular activity is in major state-owned energy firms such as Sinochem Group purchasing stakes in U.S. companies as a way of securing sufficient natural resources to drive the Chinese manufacturing sector. Major winners in this scenario extend beyond oil and gas companies, and include pipeline equipment manufacturers and railroads. In 2011 alone, the volume of petroleum and crude oil products being transported by rail increased by nearly 50 percent. This was a direct result of the United States becoming a net energy exporter for the first time in more than half a century. TEM is uniquely poised to capitalize on this major market opportunity.