How to complete a platform slot recovery in the Gulf of Suez in five steps

Posted by Andy Norman on 08-Dec-2015 09:06:03

In 2013, a team of offshore engineers, alongside BP, completed a slot recovery operation in preparation to drill a new extended-reach well in the Gulf of Suez, Egypt. Here's how they went about completing a platform slot recovery in five steps.

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Topics: conductor slot recovery

What the Middle East can learn from North Sea platform slot recovery operations

Posted by Jamie Hall on 18-Feb-2015 17:25:00

Across the Middle East and surrounding regions, operators are increasingly looking at their options when it comes to old assets and many are turning to slot recovery to add new value to old assets.

Claxton has delivered multiple slot recoveries in the Middle East, but began working in the North Sea, providing the company’s first rigless conductor recovery package in 2004.

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Interview: The benefits of slot recovery operations in lean times

Posted by Jamie Hall on 02-Feb-2015 10:17:23

With oil prices – and the resulting fallout of the price decline – continuing to dominate industry headlines, operators are turning to cost-cutting measures and focusing on production efficiency.

It is important to remember that there are many well-proven options open to operators looking to cost-effectively boost their production. One of these routes is slot recovery – the removal of old or underperforming wells to re-use platform ‘slots’ and well bays.

We sat down with Nick Marriott, Claxton’s region manager for Dubai to discuss what this means. Over to Nick…

Photo: Claxton service technicians recovering a conductor during a slot recovery in the North Sea.

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Topics: conductor slot recovery, offshore asset life extension, conductor integrity

10 must-know facts from the Challenging Climates Report 2014

Posted by Jamie Hall on 22-Jan-2015 13:30:00

The 4th edition of the DNVGL Challenging Climates: The Outlook for the Oil and Gas Industry in 2014 has shone a light on the oil and gas industry’s opinions of the future.

After questioning over 400 professionals and holding over 20 in-depth interviews with senior industry figures, here are 10 of the must-know facts found by the report…

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3 signs that asset life extension is taking off in the Arabian Gulf

Posted by Jamie Hall on 13-Jan-2015 08:36:00

Despite a slump in oil prices recently, advancements in technology, new regulatory requirements and updated design standards has meant that life extension projects are now a serious consideration for operators in the Middle East and across the entire Arabian Gulf.

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Topics: conductor slot recovery, offshore asset life extension

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