USA: ExproGroup to Display its Latest Technologies at OTC 2011

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Expro will highlight some of its latest technologies and demonstrate its ability to offer the complete package of solutions across the well lifecycle at this year’s Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston.

Expro’s Chief Executive Officer Charles Woodburn said: “Our presence at this year’s OTC will demonstrate our continued investment in developing the technologies to meet both customer and industry needs. With a firm focus on safety and quality, we continue to enhance our portfolio to position Expro as a global provider of solutions from exploration and appraisal through to abandonment.”

Deepwater developments

Expro’s range of landing string assemblies and subsea control systems are specifically designed to minimise risk in subsea completion and intervention operations and achieve secure well status in the event of an emergency. The latest landing string technology development to be offered by Expro – the ELSA-EA Express system – incorporates a number of enhanced safety and efficiency features, further building on Expro’s market-leading position in subsea safety systems.

Expro subsea experts will be on hand to discuss this development, while the company’s industry-first 15,000psi deepwater electro-hydraulic subsea landing string controls will be on show. This deepwater control system was deployed in the Gulf of Mexico, where Expro successfully installed and commissioned multiple deepwater wells on the flagship Tahiti and Blind Faith projects.

A model and 3D animation of Expro’s AX-S deepwater intervention system will also be on display for discussion with booth visitors. AX-S brings safer, deeper, faster and cheaper intervention to wells in up to 10,000ft. Its aim is to deliver a full range of wireline intervention services in deepwater wells at substantially less than the cost of using a rig.

Also on display will be latest developments in Expro’s market-leading Tronic subsea connection system range, all designed to provide reliability and efficiency in subsea environments.

Exploration & Appraisal

Following significant investment in expanding its drill stem testing (DST) capabilities, Expro can now offer a full range of solutions across the exploration and appraisal phase of a well. Already one of the largest well testing companies in the world, the introduction of this DST capability across Expro’s operating regions provides its customers with the complete package of technology and specialist data services from reservoir to disposal, including tubing conveyed perforating, data acquisition, surface read-out through cableless telemetry, fluids sampling & analysis, compact well testing solutions and enhanced flow measurement. This builds on the solid track record for delivering DST that Expro has built up over more than a decade in North America.

Wireline Intervention

Another technology on display will be Expro’s recently-introduced downhole video camera, HawkEye IV, which can store 1,000 images and offers operators a cost-effective way to view downhole problems and improve understanding of wells through enhanced data. A range of Expro’s cameras, calipers and logging tools will also be on show, to assist in demonstrating Expro’s global wireline intervention capabilities and its ability to offer BOP and Riser inspection services.

Mr Woodburn said: “We are committed to developing the technologies and processes to make wells safer, in line with the high expectations of our customers. This year’s OTC will provide a flavour of the investment we continue to make to keep our products and services ahead of the field.”


Source:ExproGroup , April 28, 2011;

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