A Claxton conductor tension ring securing a conductor during a slot recovery operation
Claxton Engineering, an Acteon company, has been awarded a 12-month contract for multiple well slot recoveries in the Arabian Gulf, enabling a field operator to extend the economic life of its platform and well assets.
Claxton’s Dubai office will perform diamond wire cutting and subsea drilling and pinning, and provide a surface conductor recovery package, including band saws and double drilling units. The project is scheduled to begin in early 2015.
Claxton used a similar package to recover a conductor during the first-ever rigless platform well abandonment in the North Sea, and has used it on many successful slot recovery projects globally.
Nick Marriott, Claxton Engineering region manager, Dubai, said, “Dealing with the challenge of aged conductors is a growing issue in the Middle East and this is an area where Claxton’s experience can unlock real value for operators. Our field-proven slot recovery service enables new wells to be drilled from existing assets and is a cost-effective option for removing aged or damaged conductors.