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A bespoke rigless cutting and recovery solution for two platforms using SABRE™

  • 30
  • 3,600
    phase 1 items dispatched
  • 1,800
    phase 2 items dispatched

The result

For the client, the project resulted in safe recovery of all wells across both platforms, with a quick turn around on the equipment that needed to be manufactured for the job.

It was a big project, with over 30 lifts and a busy platform from the outset. A total of 3,600 items were dispatched during the first phase and 1,800 for the second. The logistics of the multiple load-outs was managed seamlessly by the Claxton onshore operations team.

Chris Wetton, one of the Claxton Project Engineers involved, said; “The requirement was complex and the timescale was tight but thanks to Claxton having R&D and design capabilities we were able to develop the equipment needed for the job and provide the accompanying specialist service technicians. We believe that keeping all of these services in-house ensures consistency for the client and shorter lead times. The success of the project was down to a great team effort from across the business, particularly the service technicians who persevered through challenging weather conditions to deliver the results for the client.”

The client was impressed with Claxton’s performance and stated that; “Claxton showed great innovation on the project from the outset. The rapid development of the bespoke equipment was integral to the success of the project.”

The client’s decommissioning campaigns in the North Sea are ongoing and Claxton hope that this project is the start of a long relationship to support them with future requirements.


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