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Asset life extension

Expert solutions for structural asset life extension of well conductors and guides

Claxton’s field-proven asset life extension solutions provide offshore operators with confidence and reassurance when it comes to ageing assets.

From adding or recovering platform slots, replacing or refurbishing aged or missing centralizers, to providing complex repair systems for conductors or adding a complete retrofit guide array to significantly extend the life of your platform, Claxton can provide a tailored solution. 

An early and clear asset life extension programme allows operators to anticipate potential problems and better prioritise tasks, therefore avoiding ‘fix-on-fail’ scenarios. Early engagement with clients allows Claxton to evaluate their centralization system and other conductor integrity concerns to see how effectively their current equipment is working and to address potential fatigue issues that could reduce the life of the platform. 

With over 6,500 installations of conductor guide centralizers – many of which are retrofit, installed to extend the working life of conductors already in situ – these devices have been built with significant understanding of the requirements gained through extensive analysis of the platform structure and well conductor interface, combined with decades of experience in delivering this type of project to our clients. 

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Case Study


Subsea 7 approached Claxton when it had to retrofit centralizers in several subsea conductor guides beneath two platforms for an operator in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. The project was in response to challenges connected with the inaccurate positioning or slippage of the original centralizers.

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Asset Life Extension Buyers Guide

Download our structural asset life extension buyers guide for details on slot recovery techniques, centralizers and replacement platform guides.

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Asset Integrity Services for the Oil and Gas Industry - Main Challenges

In this webinar, Claxton’s Product Leader for Centralizers and Asset Life Extension, Ann Vicens, discusses the most common challenges encountered and how to address them.

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why trust us?

Claxton is uniquely positioned to innovatively solve clients’ offshore operating challenges and add value to projects to achieve overall increased efficiency.

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our expert view

“All of Claxton’s asset life extension devices have been built using significant analysis of the platform structure and well conductor interface. Understanding of the well conductor environment, complemented by our in-house catalogue of fieldproven designs, methodologies and procedures, enables Claxton to add great value at all stages of the process.” 

Ann Vicens - Product Leader for Centralizers & Asset Life Extension, Claxton