Well Enhancer completes inaugural well intervention project

The newbuild Well Enhancer has completed its inaugural well intervention project for Nexen Petroleum UK on the Buzzard S2 well in the North Sea, according to Helix Well Ops UK.

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LONDON -- The newbuild Well Enhancer has completed its inaugural well intervention project for Nexen Petroleum UK on the Buzzard S2 well in the North Sea, according to Helix Well Ops UK.

The Subsea Intervention Lubricator, (SIL), a 7-3/8-in. bore single-trip system designed and built in house by Helix Well Ops UK, was deployed via the vessel’s integrated skidding and handling system.

Over the course of the ten-day operation, the vessel performed production logging, fluid sampling, and wireline services, including sand detection and flow profiling on the well.

The S2 water injection well was entered with a combined log/fluid sampling service, with additional sand detection and flow profiling equipment onboard.

“The Well Enhancer’s moonpool design and skidding system, coupled with our ability to disconnect and reconnect the control umbilicals subsea, enabled us to work safely in weather conditions that would have sidelined other intervention vessels,” says Steve Nairn, VP of Helix Well Ops UK. “These features, unique to Well Enhancer, allowed the operation to be completed on schedule in spite of difficult weather.”

12/15/2009

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