Shallow water workover method moves deeper

Skeels, Brian
September 2009
Offshore;Sep2009, Vol. 69 Issue 9, p78
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the use of riserless light well intervention system (RLWIS) to raise oil reserve recovery rates in North Sea. It outlines the advantages of this system including its ability to provide lower costs access to subsea wells, and its capacity to customize the workover in a more efficient and faster way. A test of the RLWIS conducted by the FMC Technologies Inc. in 2006 and 2007 reveals that it has increased its overall oil recovery to 46%. Features of the system are also given.


Related Articles

  • Subsea increased oil recovery draws from kit of tools. Selvig, Arild // Offshore;Aug2010, Vol. 70 Issue 8, p92 

    The article focuses on subsea systems which are increasingly becoming the major field development system for offshore gas and oil fields. It states that ageing subsea wells induce the demand for more cost-efficient maintenance on subsea wells and systems. It says that many maintenance...

  • Laggan-Tormore.  // UT2;May2012, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p38 

    The article reports on the subsea engineering projects at Laggan and Tormore in Shetland Island, Scotland. Topics include the potential discovery of 17% oil and gas reserves in Great Britain, the contract awarded to FMC Technologies Inc. that will supply subsea trees, templates, and manifolds,...

  • 20,000 psi completion coming to GoM. McCoy, Bernard; Rodriguez, F. Justin // Offshore;Apr2009, Vol. 69 Issue 4, p48 

    The article discusses the installation of the first subsea system qualified at 20,000 pound per square inch (psi) system in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico by Anadarko Petroleum Corp. It is noted that operators require completions for wells up to 20,000 psi due to exploring further offshore,...

  • SUBSEA SYSTEMS. Kliewer, Gene // Offshore;Nov2013, Vol. 73 Issue 11, p22 

    The article offers information on various issues related to subsea systems for offshore oil and gas operations in 2013. It states that LLOG Exploration Offshore contracted Technip to manage the Delta House project in Gulf of Mexico. It says that Tullow Ghana Ltd. orders FMC Technologies to...

  • DMT returns the human touch to technology. Hull, Jennifer Pallanich // Offshore;Sep2002, Vol. 62 Issue 9, p76 

    Features the DeepWater 2000 submarine or directly operated vehicle (DOV) developed by Deep Marine Technology for the offshore oil industry. Features of the DOV; Debut of the DeepWater 2000 DOV in the Gulf of Mexico; Background on the company's development of the DOV.

  • Re-entry in US Gulf first offshore test well for Anaconda system. Furlow, William // Offshore;Nov2000, Vol. 60 Issue 11, p44 

    Covers the Anaconda drilling system of Statoil for offshore oil wells. Features of the system; Reentry work for British Petroleum; Advantage over other drilling systems.

  • New tools and technology for the offshore industry.  // Offshore;May2015, Vol. 75 Issue 5, p130 

    The article offers brief information on several equipment for the offshore industry from oilfield services company Schlumberger, including ACTive OptiFIRE coiled tubing selective perforating system and ACTive Straddle reale-time coiled-tubing multi-set inflatable packer.

  • Offshore Notebook: Safety Through Cooperation. Gray, Pat // Rotor & Wing;5/15/2011, Vol. 45 Issue 5, p9 

    The article offers information on the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), where oil field equipment manufacturers display their equipment to energy and drilling companies, and discusses the role of helicopters in OTC. Robert Suggs was the first to introduce helicopters as an alternative for...

  • First wireline intervention on a subsea horizontal tree using a DSV.  // Offshore;May99, Vol. 59 Issue 5, p94 

    Reports that the world's first subsea wireline intervention on a horizontal subsea tree was completed in 1998 on Amoco Exploration's Arkwright Field in the North Sea. Equipment involved in the operation; Information on the functionality test conducted prior to the offshore intervention.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics