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April 11, 2019

HydraWell to support P&A services in the UK North Sea

Norway-based HydraWell has secured a new contract to provide equipment and personnel to an unnamed UK-based supermajor for its plug and abandonment (P&A) services in the UK North Sea.

Norway-based HydraWell has secured a new contract to provide equipment and personnel to an unnamed UK-based supermajor for its plug and abandonment (P&A) services in the UK North Sea.

The financial details of the five-year contract were not disclosed.

HydraWell will support the P&A campaign from its office and operational hub in Aberdeen. It is expected to offer support for a non-producing field located in the UK sector of the North Sea that ceased operations in 2015.

The company will use its HydraHemera PWC (perforate, wash and cement) system to support the British operator. This system perforates the well before washing behind the casing and subsequently sets the cement plug in the well.

“The supermajor in question is one of the operators that have been instrumental in accessing the significant operational benefits of the PWC technology, particularly on the Norwegian continental shelf.”

 

HydraWell chief commercial officer Tom Leeson said: “The supermajor in question is one of the operators that have been instrumental in accessing the significant operational benefits of the PWC technology, particularly on the Norwegian continental shelf.

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“We look forward to supporting the company again on the UKCS.”

Besides P&A services, the high pressure PWC jetting system can be used for slot recovery and well repair operations of single and dual casing both offshore and onshore wells.

Leeson added: “The key benefit of the PWC jetting system is that it can install a rock-to-rock barrier, in line with UK regulatory requirements, in less than two days.

“In comparison, traditional methods such as section milling take significantly longer to complete, driving up the associated rig costs.”

HydraWell first applied the PWC technology on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS). Since then, it has utilised it as the plugging process for several operators and companies across the globe. In 2018, it was contracted by Repsol  to provide technology and services for its P&A on the NCS.

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