What is a “Wet” shoe track, in Petroleum Engineering?

To those who work in the oilfield, what is a wet shoe, or what does it mean to have a wet shoe?


3 Responses to “What is a “Wet” shoe track, in Petroleum Engineering?”

  1. Drew8321 Says:

    Correct me if im wrong, but I believe that this "wet shoe" you talk about was built in the 1940’s to fight in the war.

  2. James Says:

    It means that you overdisplaced your plug while doing a cement job.
    This could be done accidently or on purpose.

    You would intentially create a wet shoe by rupturing the float collar inside the casing. This norally only happens in deeper horizontal wells. The wet shoe would make it easier for wireline to run their tools to the greater depths.

  3. Sergey Says:

    in simple terms, A “Wet” shoe is defined as the occurrence of unset, contaminated or no cement in the casing section between float collar and shoe after a primary cement job