New tools extend deepwater well test, intervention capabilities

02/15/1999
Thomas J. Leeson Expro Group Aberdeen Recent advances in control system and tool design address the challenges faced in testing and cleaning up deepwater wells. These advances reduce capital equipment costs, simplify operational management, and extend operating envelopes. Carrying out well testing or clean-up operations in deep water presents a number of challenges, particularly in regard to: Managing the hydrostatic head experienced at the seabed Requiring swift emergency disconnection when working from a dynamically positioned vessel Preventing and managing hydrates. To maintain operational flexibility, subsea tools must p...
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