CAMSCAN subsea camera resumes stalled tieback operation
The CAMSCAN™ subsea camera system provides downhole visual performance to rapidly enable the verification of issues and keep projects on-schedule. In this recent project, the camera was used to identify junk and get a tieback on track. Speed was of the essence as a tieback operation for ATP Oil &Gas on Kilmar field (wells 43/22-1 and 43/22-2) in the Southern North Sea had been halted because dropped objects were suspected downhole.
How the CAMSCAN™ subsea camera system helped
Claxton was asked to assist with visual well inspections by providing a downhole camera. We quickly mobilised a CAMSCAN™ system with internal LED lights to provide strong illumination and maximum visibility – the pan and tilt feature of the camera was ideal for this project as it enabled a 360 degree view. This visual range would enable the operator to check the tieback threads as well as verifying any downhole junk.
Arriving on-site quickly, the CAMSCAN™ system was deployed downhole and located the position and orientation of junk for subsequent fishing operations.
The subsea camera system provided by Claxton delivered vital visual feedback and clear images of the location and nature of the objects – enabling the resulting fishing operation to proceed smoothly. The camera was also instrumental in inspecting the tieback threads and checking for further debris.
After the deployment of CAMSCAN™ subsea camera system, the tieback was completed successfully and without undue difficulty.