Norway-headquartered well integrity specialist company HydraWell has marked an important diversification milestone by completing two significant geothermal projects totalling 350,000EUR in the Netherlands.
The company’s ingenious HydraHemera™ patented Perf, Wash & Cement (PWC®) solution was originally developed for the energy sector. Now, in a significant step towards embracing a growing number of diversification opportunities, the technology has entered new territory thanks to the successful completion of two scopes of work in the Netherlands – one for a leading tomato producer and the other for a salt mining client.
Whilst hydrocarbons, oil and gas, are absent in a salt mine, hot water is required to dissolve salt so that it can be circulated out for processing – and, just like the energy sector, P&A is required when a well reaches the end of its life. In the recent salt mine project, the innovative solution was deployed on a P&A scope of work which was completed in a 4700m underground well with flawless execution and in a single run.
The versatile system has also been successfully put to work on behalf of a leading tomato producer which uses geothermal energy to heat its facility. HydraWell was approached by its client whose affiliate had experienced reliability issues due to corrosion, leading to the decision to schedule the geothermal well for permanent P&A.
In less than two days, the HydraHemeraTM PWC® system was applied to perforate the 810m deep well before washing behind the casing and then setting the cement plug in the well.
The popular HydraHemera™ portfolio for wellbore specialist applications has played a pivotal role in realising HydraWell’s ongoing drive to re-think existing well integrity operations. This nimble and flexible method is much in demand across a range of applications from permanent P&A and slot recovery to restoring annulus integrity and casing shoe repair. The latest applications are further clear indication of its adaptability in rising to new challenges.
The successful completion of two Dutch projects also represents an important advancement in HydraWell’s diversification plans, and further underlines the company’s enviable reputation for smart, superior, sustainable operations which exceed the customer´s expectations. It also shines a light on the team’s 98% plugging success rate, meaning that customers know they are in safe hands which can achieve optimum results.
Erlend Engelsgjerd, Sales Manager of HydraWell, commented: “The successful completion of these projects is important acknowledgement not only of the trust placed in us by clients in brand-new sectors, but also in our team’s ability to step up and seize the opportunity to diversify into fresh and exciting contemporary marketplaces. This winning combination will stand us in good stead and helps us to look to the future with confidence and optimism.”
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