Region: North Sea
Content Types: Report
Date: Dec, 2022

Coretrax 50Global well integrity company, Coretrax, has collaborated with Lee Energy Systems (LES) to deliver a one-trip solution for a major North Sea operator for its P&A campaign.

The collaboration aims to maximise operational efficiencies for the creation of solutions for remedial annular cementing and plug cementing. Coretrax’s CX-2 bridge plug and CX-RTP (retrievable test packer) were deployed with LES’ GATOR Hydromechanical Perforator in order to provide a single-trip system which successfully placed environmental caps across eight wells.

The combined technologies will save operators a total of seven hours in downhole trips.

“As essential decommissioning projects continue to take place across the North Sea, the campaign is a clear example of how our suite of technology, with support from our skilled partners, can service all aspects of the plugging and abandonment process to deliver a full turn-key service,” said John Fraser, Chief Executive Officer, Coretrax.

“In the current economic climate, reducing rig time can save operators considerable expenditure while also reducing project carbon emissions, working closely with Lee Energy Systems and the operator on this project we were thrilled to be able to develop a solution which delivered such significant efficiencies.”

Owner of LES, Paul Lee, commented, “On behalf of the entire Lee Energy System’s team, I would like to thank John Fraser and all the Coretrax team for their commitment and professionalism in seeing these operations through to fruition.

“LES is delighted with its technical relationship with Coretrax where it focuses on its best-in-class solutions as well as ourselves and bring the combination of these teams together. Continuing to improve on these solutions and innovations will continue to be the focus of our two companies. Our goal is to provide industry-leading solutions to this challenging, costly and most important end of well life cycle decom operations.”