HOUSTON – Weatherford International announced that it has successfully and remotely used a restricted crew to install a 16-in. liner hanger on an offshore platform in Sakhalin Island, Russia.
The company says that remote training and monitoring procedures enabled the successful installation of the liner hanger system, cementing products and tubular running services.
The operator objectives were to install and cement a 16-in. liner and hanger at an offshore platform that was locked down as a precaution to protect against COVID-19 viral exposure. The operator also requested remote guidance and technical support to ensure a trouble-free liner installation.
The COVID-19 lockdown restricted the number of personnel aboard the platform to reduce potential contamination risks.
“The Weatherford liner team developed remote training and monitoring procedures to enable successful installation and testing of a 16-inch liner using a restricted crew that reported zero equipment malfunctions,” said Fayaz Kamalov, Vice President, Russia, Weatherford.
Kamalov added that the Weatherford team provided remote guidance to ensure a trouble-free outcome for each step, including equipment rig-up, liner running, hanger installation, cementing, packer setting, pressure testing, and rig-down.