LATEST NEWS: Claxton awarded tensioning and cold cutting work for North Sea exploration well

Claxton, an Acteon company, has been awarded a contract to supply a 30″ 300Te positive grip slim line tension ring, tension C-plate assembly, a cold cutting package and a cement top-up system to a North Sea exploration well.

The well duration is ±175 days and a full abandonment will be carried out before leaving the location. The first well is expected to spud towards the end of August 2018, and then the client plans two further wells.

According to the Oil & Gas Authority, North Sea Production efficiency (PE) has risen for a fourth consecutive year, driving increased production in the United Kingdom Continental Shelf (UKCS). This has led to several exploration projects on the UKCS. Claxton’s early engagement with the client on this project, opens up potential for involvement in further exploration wells and the eventual abandonment phase.

Claxton’s tension ring designs are in successful use by numerous operators in the North Sea and beyond. Tensioning products can be adapted to suit project specific requirements and can be dressed with slips for non-standard pipe sizes. With a large fleet of tensioning equipment, much of which is ready for ‘from stock’ call-off, Claxton can meet North Sea operators’ urgent delivery dates.

The cold cutting system that Claxton will be providing to the project is flexible, which is always a key requirement for offshore applications. The systems will be adjusted to suit the client’s exact requirements. Cold cutting machines provided to the client are air-driven, which makes them suitable for use in hazardous environments.

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For more information, please contact:
Andy Norman, Head of Brand & Marketing, Claxton 
T: +44 (0)1493 744500

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