World record

Expro has successfully deployed its OctopodaTM annulus intervention system to restore annulus pressure integrity and return a well to production in Piedemonte region, Colombia


The Octopoda system successfully reached 300 meters in the annulus, a world record depth, and sealed the C annulus of the well. This removed the risk of casing collapse and gas migration to enable the well to produce and significantly extend its production lifespan.

Expro collaborated with its client to design and execute this high value-added intervention operation, which was completed at a cost that was estimated to be approximately 25% less than the cost of a conventional workover rig-enabled repair. Moreover, the Octopoda operation resulted in significantly lower carbon emissions than the conventional alternative.

Alistair Geddes, Expro’s Chief Operating Officer, commented: “Everyone at Expro is proud of this outstanding achievement and the team’s extraordinary performance to reach new depths.

“Octopoda is already proving itself as an innovative and cost-effective solution for solving well integrity issues across the industry. It enables our customers to prolong their well lifespan, making it economically viable to regain production from shut-in wells.”