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The proven subsea abrasive cutting tool for your decommissioning project

Lifecycle stage
Decommissioning

 

SABRE™ SUBSEA ABRASIVE CUTTING SYSTEM OVERVIEW

The Claxton range of cutting and recovery equipment has been deployed on over 280 wells reliably, successfully and safely.

How does it work?

Using Claxton’s proprietary high-pressure jet technology, SABRE™ accelerates a high-pressure jet to transonic speeds – the resulting cutting jet makes light work of composite materials like cemented casings.

Because SABRE™ uses naturally occurring cutting components of the mineral garnet, water and air to cut through multiple well casings without impacting adjacent infrastructure, SABRE™ can be classified as ‘low impact’ both environmentally and operationally.

Deployed from a vessel or a platform SABRE™ can help to:

  • Cut and recover casings simultaneously regardless of annuli loading, eccentricity or content.
  • Cuts down to 6.5/8″ ID applications
  • Suitable for internal or external cutting applications

The modular system footprint can be adapted to a wide range of applications and deck layouts. The cutting manipulator also accommodates all common casing sizes.

SEE SABRE™ IN ACTION IN THE VIDEO BELOW

CUTTING MACHINE CASE STUDY

Claxton helped on the decommissioning of the North Sea Camelot fields and the removal of Camelot Alpha platform and the field’s 6 wells.

The complete severance of the well casings 5 metres below the seabed was required but the cutting process presented few challenges.

In fact, the only headache for the team was working out how to accommodate the various components of the SABRE™ system in the limited deck space available on the small, normally unmanned Camelot platform. This challenge has led to the development of a new more compact and modular deck spread – making SABRE much more flexible for any platform.

Support beams were used to spread the load of the high-pressure pumps, air compressor, supply tank, mixing system and umbilical required to run the SABRE™ system.

YOUR NEXT DECOMMISSIONING PROJECT

Claxton is a major player in field abandonment projects and has many years of well abandonment experience both onshore and offshore.

Claxton’s experience, coupled with extensive in-house tailored engineering capabilities and a proven record of successful projects, makes them the obvious choice for well abandonment.

Alongside a suite of services provided by Acteon group companies, Claxton can provide a total solution for well abandonment and decommissioning. For more information download our free case study pack here.

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Decommissioning Case Study Pack

The Claxton offshore decommissioning case study pack showcases our vast experience of delivering successful decommissioning projects.

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