Category Archives: Well Abandonment


Claxton Engineering, an Acteon company, has been awarded a 12-month contract for multiple well slot recoveries in the Arabian Gulf, enabling a field operator to extend the economic life of its platform and well assets. A proprietary Claxton Tension Ring securing a conductor during slot recovery operations… Claxton’s Dubai office will...


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...


Claxton has an enviable track record of successful well abandonment and decommissioning projects – so we were an obvious choice for the abandoning of 16 North Sea wells in 2009. The project will utilise the full suite of decommissioning services from Claxton, including our SABRE downhole abrasive cutting technology and...

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