The Orifice Float
Collar is run when a tie back is required. Normally, it is located one or two
joints above the Tie Back Assembly.
The configuration of the Orifice Float
Collar is similar to a Float Collar or Float Shoe assembly. The only difference
is an orifice in the aluminum component which allows automatic filling-up of
the tie back string while running. Also, it prevents a pressure lock when the
tie back assembly stabs into the tie back Polished Bore Receptacle because the displaced
fluid is able to flow through the orifice.