Shell commissions North Sea well abandonment services

Shell UK has contracted oilfield service specialist ROMAR International for work in the UK North Sea.

Offshore staff

ABERDEEN, UK– Shell UK has contracted oilfield service specialist ROMAR International for work in the UK North Sea.

ROMAR will provided swarf handling equipment and personnel to recover metal cuttings during plugging and abandonment of six wells for Shell.

Recently the company was preparing to mobilize equipment and crew to Shell’s Shearwater field in the central North Sea for the next well.

ROMAR magnetic separation products remove large quantities of swarf and metal particles from fluid systems. This is said to reduce the need for unnecessary mechanical or human intervention, at the same time eliminating the operators’ exposure to swarf and hazardous chemicals.

According to Chairman George Yule: “Large volumes of swarf waste can be produced during the well plug and abandonment phase and the need to have a reliable and efficient means of disposing of this at surface is a critical consideration for companies carrying out this type of activity.”

11/01/2011

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