Norway: ICoTA Gathering Industry Experts to Discuss Well Intervention Challenges


Leading oil and gas industry body, the Intervention & Coiled Tubing Association (ICoTA) European Chapter is set to host a one-day seminar of technical presentations from coiled tubing and well intervention specialists in Norway.

Among the nine companies exhibiting at the event, Red Spider Technology will focus on the way in which the next generation of intelligent down-hole flow control equipment can be used to reduce rig time and operational risk. Schlumberger will present two new cable technologies and discuss the technical benefits, which include increased efficiency and HSE improvements during electric line and slickline operations.

Other exhibitors include P I Intervention, a Norwegian-based oil service company, set to host an overview of retrievable packer solutions, while EV Offshore will present an update of its state-of-the-art downhole camera technology.

READ Well Services will discuss the verification of sliding side door manipulation, while Weatherford will address the way in which the pilot installation of a retrofit gas lift system can restore a well to production in order to allow the continued recovery of stranded gas.

The latest in a series of events held by ICoTA to date, The 6th Well Intervention Seminar will be held at the Radisson Blu Atlantic Hotel in Stavanger on May 31, with a networking reception following the technical programme and a formal dinner in the evening.

ICoTA Europe chairman Rob Grassick(photo) said: “The aim of this event is to enhance communication, gather technical expertise, promote safety and discuss industry accepted practices.

“We are expecting a healthy turnout of members and non members at the event. We still have some space for delegates and I would encourage anyone with an interest in the subjects being discussed or an involvement in the sector to attend.

“We are pleased to be in a position to offer this informative seminar. Our proven knowledge of well intervention and related areas of expertise will prove invaluable. Year upon year we always receive a very positive response and are confident that once again we will be able provide a concise overview that will give detailed insight into the issues facing all well intervention disciplines.”

ICoTA is a worldwide, not-for-profit, member-funded organisation active in the oil and gas industry and made up of oil and service companies. ICoTA provides a global network of professionals, engineers and technical experts across all well intervention disciplines though a series of events. Its aim is to promote the value of well intervention solutions within the oil and gas industry and to raise awareness of well intervention as a worthy discipline for new entrants.

The ICoTA European chapter is headquartered in Aberdeen.


Source:ICOTA , May 27, 2011;