API SPEC 19OH
Openhole Isolation Equipment
|Publication Date:||1 January 2018|
This Specification covers requirements and guidelines for openhole isolation equipment and bridge plugs as defined herein. Openhole isolation equipment includes swellable packers, inflatable packers, expandable packers, and openhole packers that are designed for use in the petroleum and natural gas industries. This Specification provides requirements for design verification, design validation, manufacturing, quality, shipping, handling and storage, and related supporting topics.
Included within this Specification are four Annexes, of them, B and C are normative, and A and D are informative.
Requirements for the end connections to the well conduit are not included in this Specification. Also not covered are downhole anchoring devices (see API 11D1); cup style packers; and requirements for the application, installation, and use of openhole isolation equipment. Equipment and technology that are covered by other API specifications and standards are exempted from this specification, such as:
- production packers,
- liner hanger systems,
- service tools,
- test tool packers.
Repairs, remanufacturing, and redress are excluded from this Specification.