Helix Energy Solutions Group, OneSubsea, and Schlumberger have formed an alliance to develop technologies and deliver equipment and services for the optimisation of the value chain of subsea well intervention systems.
The alliance will provide a new offering that integrates marine support with well-access equipment and control technologies.
It will focus on increasing the operating envelope of the current subsea intervention technology.
Helix said it will provide clients a new approach to achieve simpler and more cost-effective intervention solutions.
The alliance intends to expand applications created by subsea well-access technology, specific solutions for deep and ultra-deepwater basins and higher well pressure environments.
The alliance objectives also include the evolution of Helix’s vessels to deliver well intervention and further support services, such as well commissioning, artificial lift support and abandonment.
Helix president and CEO Owen Kratz said: "The future for subsea well intervention and the value creation it brings is still in the early stages of growth, and the potential for pioneering additional methods for value creation is significant.
"I believe that the challenges for creating the technology and delivering it efficiently to the well in a manner that is safe and protects the environment is best achieved by this collaboration of skill sets from OneSubsea, Schlumberger and Helix. We are excited about the possibilities."