Float Shoe

The most common method used to pressure cement casing for water bore installation is through float shoes or float collars.

They comprise a length of pipe connected to the casing string, with a non-return valve encased by a drillable solid. This encasing material is a rubber-filled cement composite that we have developed in-house to allow for a fast, efficient drill out. For classical bore construction design, they provide an effective method of casing installation.

They are designed to be run in on the casing string (on the bottom for shoes and in-line for collars) to facilitate pressure cementing from the bottom back to surface. The non-return valve prevents back flow of grout into the casing once pumped through the valve. When the grout is set, they can be easily drilled through to install telescoped screens or further casing.

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Float Shoe
Float Collar

AGE Float Shoes are available in two different types; Standard and Stab-in.  A Stab-in arrangement allows the drill string to be sealed into the Float Shoe, ensuring that all cement flow is directed through the shoe and into the annulus. This helps to ensure that a deposit of cement is not left on top of the shoe, which can slow down subsequent drill-out.

We have specially designed these products for water bore applications and they are available to suit all water bore casing sizes and materials.

Standard sizes and types available in stainless steel & mild steel. Special sizes are also available on request.

SIZESTANDARDSTAB-IN
4″ SHED 40 STYY
5″ SHED 40 STYY
6″ SHED 40 STYY
8″ SHED 40 STYY
10″ SHED 40 STYY
12″ SHED 40 STYY
14″ SHED 30 STYY
16″ SHED 30 STYY
18″ SHED STYY
20” SHED 20 STYY
24” SHED 20 STYY
30” SHED STYY

To find out more or to discuss any specific needs you have – be it for off the shelf equipment or custom designed equipment, contact AGE Developments.

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