BP retains C-Innovation for RLWI in the Gulf of Mexico

Feb. 1, 2021
BP has awarded C-Innovation, LLC a one-year contract extension for riserless light well intervention in the Gulf of Mexico.

Offshore staff

HOUSTON – BP has awarded C-Innovation, LLC (C-I), an affiliate of Edison Chouest Offshore and its family of companies, a one-year contract extension for riserless light well intervention (RLWI) in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM).

The Island Venture is currently working on one of BP’s assets.

The initial RLWI contract with BP called for both mechanical and hydraulic acid stimulations. These were executed from the Island Venture and Island Performer, the only RLWI vessels operating in the GoM. The work was performed in water depths of up to 6,500 ft (1,981 m) on different assets within the Gulf.

C-I said it will supply and complete all project management and engineering to provide a complete RLWI system using Baker Hughes’ 7Series subsea well intervention system, a hydraulic stimulation kit from Caltex Oil Tools, and the full suite of Halliburton’s wireline, E-Line, coil tubing and pumping units.

David Sheetz, vice president of C-I said: “The RLWI approach offers tremendous increases in efficiency for well interventions at nearly half the cost of performing rig-based interventions. This allows for a much broader portfolio of wells to be logged and stimulated for increased production.”

Dino Chouest, president of C-I, added: “C-Innovation is committed to supporting our clients in reducing greenhouse gas emissions during our operations. This project showed a significant reduction in emissions when compared to traditional methods being used today. This is an example of how we aid our clients in providing innovative, cost-saving solutions while reducing carbon footprint and not compromising the end result.”