ITF issues two RFPs at Offshore Europe (OE 2009)

ITF issued new calls for proposals today at Offshore Europe for solutions to in-well communication challenges and to the use of light-weight intervention vessels (LWIV) for subsea well abandonment.

Offshore staff

ABERDEEN, UK – ITF issued new calls for proposals today at Offshore Europe for solutions to in-well communication challenges and to the use of light-weight intervention vessels (LWIV) for subsea well abandonment.

For in-well communications, ITF seeks methods to avoid the need for production logs and retrofit technology in wells installed without gauges. Challenges to be addressed in the solutions include instrumentation, intra-well communications, wireless technology application, and use of “smart” techniques to improve flow measurement and to control flow.

The LWIV request concerns improving operating limits on LWIV well abandonment. The issues to be addressed include the ability to remove the gauge cable, ability to identify and confirm what fluids or other materials are in the annulus, establish the condition of tubing and casing, and to establish the top of good cement. Also, involved are the development and qualification of new materials, tagging nad verification of cement plugs using wireline, the ability to dement multiple annuli with completion tubing in place, and to cut the production tubing and casing strings for wellhead removal.

The closing date for applications for both calls for proposals is October 21, 2009, although developers can register interest in the call through the ITF website by visiting www.oil-itf.com.

9/9/2009

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