News in brief
Claxton has won a multi-million dollar contract to provide highpressure riser and abrasive jet cutting services to the Deep Panuke decommissioning project offshore Canada. The company is supplying a high-pressure subsea drilling riser system with associated services in a shallow-water programme to connect the surface blowout preventer stack on the rig with subsea horizontal trees. Claxton’s SABRE subsea abrasive jet cutting system will then perform well severance 3m below the mudline. The work will be undertaken on five subsea wells from the harsh environment offshore, jackup drilling rig Noble Regina Allen.
Coretrax has successfully saved a North Sea operator more than £500,000 during a well abandonment campaign in the UKCS. Coretrax was selected to support the decommissioning of 11 wells and has already saved 28 hours rig time on one well alone. The project is expected to continue to March 2019. The company deployed its CX-Tubing Hanger to secure the completion tubing before utilising its CX-RTP (Retrievable Test Packer) and CX-SVE cement retainer to assist with the restoration of annular cement.
BakerHicks has been appointed to the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) Engineering Design Services Framework to deliver a range of highly technical engineering services in support of its sophisticated UK fusion programme. As John Griffin, MD for Nuclear and Defence at BakerHicks explained, the company has a long and successful track record in delivering cuttingedge projects in highly secure, regulated environments through a genuinely integrated service.