Innovative conductor deflection tool enables reuse of platform well slots
ASSET INTEGRITY AND LIFE EXTENSION BROCHURE
Increase returns by safely and cost-effectively maintaining reliability beyond original design limits.
An offshore Middle East operator approached Claxton, a Cutting and Decommissioning brand in Acteon’s Energy Services division, to design, manufacture and install an innovative solution to enable the replacement of corroded conductors and non-profitable wells within a platform with a new well.
Due to the age of the well conductors and offshore platforms that sit within a corrosive environment, an engineered solution was required which would allow the customer to drill new wells reusing the existing platform slots. The life of the field needed to be extended using a cost-efficient approach whilst minimising the number of operations and associated risks on the project.
The customer required a solution to extend the life of their offshore assets to continue production from a field that had many years remaining but was no longer feasible with the existing well infrastructure.