Template drilling support systems offer well cost savings

Neodrill has introduced new solutions for subsea templates for the pre-rig well construction process.

Offshore staff

STAVANGER, Norway – Neodrill has introduced new solutions for subsea templates for the pre-rig well construction process.

They include a BOP/xmas tree soft landing and load support system, and a wellhead support frame and cementing system to control the flow of cement.

According to the company, these products can potentially lead to rig time savings of three to four days per well and cost savings in the range of NOK80-100 million ($9-11 million) for a four-slot template.

The soft landing and BOP/xmas tree support transfer the load away from the wellhead, with the resulting improvement in fatigue control enhancing the well life, the company said.

The wellhead support frame transfers the well loads to the template structure, and facilitates use of a short conductor. The cementing system is said to ensure full control of the cement level due to its fit-for-purpose design.

Neodrill has licensed its technology, including the subsea template solutions, to Equinor.

04/08/2019

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