How to utilise a jack-up lift barge for decommissioning projects

Posted by Matt Marcantonio on 24-Jul-2018 09:30:00

With rig day rates only increasing, operators are now placing more importance on finding alternative methods to decommission ageing assets to drive efficiency savings. Rigless abandonments are nothing new, in fact, Claxton performed the world’s first rigless platform well abandonment campaign on the Esmond, Forbes and Gordon field over 20 years ago. However, in recent years we have seen an increased demand for combined platform and jack-up lift barge (JULB) operations. This blog, which is part of our new decommissioning series, explains how a jack-up lift barge can be utilised to realise time and cost savings whilst increasing efficiency.

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Topics: decommissioning, well abandonment

Claxton's Decommissioning Marine Package - Facts & Figures 2018

Posted by Lisa Bland on 10-Jul-2018 09:30:00

 

Claxton's decommissioning marine package gives the flexibility, tooling and resources to abandon wells either riglessly or rig-based by using multi-platform deployable equipment which utilises the client’s existing assets. The products, tooling and personnel supplied by Claxton, provide a cost-effective timely end to end solution for client’s decommissioning requirements.

In this infographic we explore the benefits and features of our products which we have developed over the past two decades.

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Topics: decommissioning, well abandonment

A guide for a cost-effective rigless well abandonment project for platforms

Posted by Andy Norman on 03-Mar-2016 14:20:19

Rigless decommissioning is defined as an application that is “not requiring intervention from a drilling rig”. While you may know this already, what you may not know is that Claxton Engineering was involved in the world’s first ever rigless platform well abandonment campaign on the Esmond, Forbes and Gordon field over twenty years ago.

Due to this innovation and two decades of experience in the field, the Claxton team, fronted by Senior R&D Decommissioning Engineer Tom Mason, has created a webinar for a cost-effective rigless well abandonment project for platforms.

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Topics: decommissioning, well abandonment

Infographic: 30 things you didn’t know about Claxton Engineering

Posted by Andy Norman on 02-Nov-2015 16:23:18

2015 marks our 30th birthday here at Claxton Engineering. To celebrate, we’ve created an infographic of 30 facts you may not know about us – scroll down to see them all…

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Topics: decommissioning, offshore asset life extension, drilling risers, well abandonment, offshore and downhole cameras, conductor centralizers, upstream industry insight, north sea

What do the new well abandonment guidelines mean for the offshore oil and gas industry?

Posted by Andy Norman on 06-Aug-2015 16:53:27

After a 20 year gap, Oil & Gas UK have published their latest set of guidelines in a bid to improve cross-industry understanding of issues in well abandonment techniques and understand the costs of abandonment better.

The Guidelines for the Abandonment of Wells Issue 5, provides an updated framework for operators on the decision-making process that should accompany any well activity, as well as considerations engineers must take during all phases of decommissioning. This includes a minimum criteria to ensure isolation of fluids within the wellbore and surface bed are isolated.

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Topics: offshore asset life extension, well abandonment

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