HydraWell sets 300th PWC plug

By Tom Leeson - August 30, 2019

Norwegian oil services company HydraWell has plugged its 300th well through utilising its PWC® - perforate, wash and cement – plugging method.

With its 300 well track-record, HydraWell is the world’s leading provider of the PWC® plugging method, which has become favoured by supermajors, independents and national oil companies all over the world.

The 300th plug was set in the UK sector of the North Sea, as part of a subsea well abandonment campaign for a major client. The operation was a single annulus plug & abandonment of an oil producer at the end of its useful life. HydraWell applied its HydraHemeraTM PWC® system that perforates the well before washing behind the casing and then setting the cement plug in the well.

“Our 300th job was successfully executed, in line with more than 97 percent of the jobs we have completed, many of which have been in challenging well conditions and configurations,” says Tom Leeson, HydraWell’s chief commercial officer.

HydraWell’s PWC® jetting system is utilised for plug & abandonment (P&A), slot recovery and well repair operations of single and dual casing annuli of offshore and onshore wells. The PWC® method can install a rock-to-rock barrier plug in two days, which represent significant time and cost savings compared with conventional plugging methods such as section milling.

The technology was first applied on the Norwegian continental shelf and has since become the favoured plugging method for a number of supermajors, majors, NOCs and independent oil companies worldwide.

Next week, HydraWell will exhibit at Offshore Europe 2019. Feel free to stop by HydraWell’s stand number 2F69, to discuss your requirements within plug & abandonment, slot recovery and well repair operations.

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