Oil and gas body the Intervention & Coiled Tubing Association (ICoTA) has presented its sought-after European Chapter Innovation Award to Interwell in recognition of the company’s application of technical innovation.
Picking up the trophy at the SPE ICoTA European Well Intervention Conference in Aberdeen, the company was acknowledged as the leading innovator in well intervention technology over the course of the past year.
Interwell’s EJCA (expandable junk catcher add-on), winner of the 2013 ICoTA European Chapter Innovation award, enables clients to deploy bridge plugs and retrieve bridge plugs in a single trip. The EJCA has saved two wireline runs per intervention and has ensured the plugs can be equalized even in high debris well environments.
Wellbore debris is a common occurrence in mature wells and can present a real challenge to the equalisation and retrieval of wellbore plugs. Interwell’s Kenneth Rygh was asked by one of his clients to provide a solution, which would allow them to run and pull a plug, with an integral junk catcher, in a single run. Kenneth said: “It’s a great privilege for the Interwell team to win this award in recognition of all the hard work invested in engineering this solution.”