Subsea wellhead recovery tool

The Claxton subsea wellhead recovery tool provides a fixed positive grip to a slick outside diameter of pipe or well conductor housing. A proprietary positive-grip recovery clamp for subsea wellheads, the tool is designed to provide a safe, secure method of retrieval.

The Claxton subsea wellhead recovery tool provides a fixed positive grip to a slick outside diameter of pipe or well conductor housing.

Claxton Subsea Wellhead recovery tool

Claxton’s recovery tool provides a safe, secure grip on your subsea wellhead for retrieval

Subsea wellhead recovery tool features

  • Full bore access to the internal pipe or housing is maintained when installed
  • The tool can be fitted with fixed landing shoulder to provide the ability to land out on a given reference or datum point
  • The tool can be fitted with internal slip grip inserts to suit a range of diameters as required
  • When actuated and locked onto the pipe or conductor, the tool is rated to provide a vertical pull load of up to 100 tonnes SWL
  • The tool is operated and locked onto the pipe by means of an ROV mounted power pack and hot stab, hence no umbilical is required
  • The tool can withstand typical hydrostatic forces that are encountered when using explosives for wellhead severance
  • Field-proven design from a team with significant and proven abandonment experience.
Claxton subsea wellhead recovery tool being deployed

Our subsea wellhead recovery tool being deployed

Decommissioning and abandonment services from Claxton

The wellhead recovery tool is just one of a suite of field-proven decommissioning tools and services from Claxton—these include abrasive cutting, conductor recovery, rigless abandonment and the multi-award winning SWAT™ suspended well abandonment tool. Claxton’s tooling and recovery processes are proven across hundreds of deployments – get in touch to learn more about how Claxton can assist with your decommissioning and abandonment projects.

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