Category Archives: Offshore Decommissioning


Claxton, an Acteon company, has improved the technological advantage of its Suspended Well Abandonment Tool (SWATTM) by developing an extension module. In turn, this enables Claxton and Acteon sister company, Offshore Installation Services Ltd (OIS), to set deeper environmental and intermediate barriers. Photo: Rendering of the SWAT Extension Module Neil...


If you’re one of the ‘lucky’ 258,000 people travelling through Aberdeen Airport during July, be sure keep an eye out for Claxton – one of our latest ads is welcoming you through the main doors of the terminal building. What’s more , if you’re among the 413,000  passengers passing through...


Respected industry decommissioning site Decomworld recently described Claxton as a ‘rigless pioneer’ in an industry insight article. The article, which provided an overview of the current state of the North Sea P&A market, described our work on the world’s first rigless abandonment, for the Perenco Leman field. Additionally the site...


With over two decades of subsea riser supply experience, Claxton has a proven record of enhancing drilling activities with innovations like the positive grip tension ring and supplying the first-ever HPHT 12,200psi riser system. We’ll be showcasing our technology at the IADC / SPE Global Drilling Conference at the RAI conference...


Claxton’s Technical Director, Dannie Claxton, will be presenting to attendees of the SPE Abandonment Seminar in Aberdeen, on the 30th of June 2009. The conference is billed as ‘the major event to address Europe’s vital abandonment issues’ and will provide an update on the latest well suspension and abandonment methodologies....


Claxton has used its proprietary abrasive cutting technology, SABRE, to complete the first phase of an extensive 16-well abandonment program. The first four wells in the campaign have been decommissioned ahead of time and under budget. Claxton has teamed SABRE with a novel torsion-based cut verification system to provide a...

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