Claxton enters decom deal with Statoil

Claxton, an Acteon company, has been awarded a contract with Statoil to provide ‘rigless recovery’ of seven abandoned wells on the Huldra platform, located on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

Claxton said on Wednesday that the contract was finalized in July with work scheduled to start in December.

The company added that the project will last for 21 days and that Claxton is responsible for the full scope of the decommissioning work including planning, severance, and full multiple string recovery.

Laura Claxton, managing director of Claxton, said: “Claxton performed the world’s first rigless platform well abandonment campaign on the Esmond, Forbes and Gordon field in the North Sea in 1995 and have completed more than 280 cutting and recovery projects since.”

The company also said that the conductor and casing severance for the Huldra project will be performed using the latest evolution Claxton recovery tower and its ‘SABRE’ abrasive cutting system.

The SABRE unit and all ancillary equipment are NORSOK compliant, with the recovery tower having a safe working load of 300 tons and a modular system footprint design that minimizes rig-up time and complexity.

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