It was a full room today for the well intervention vessels technical session. The session looked at well intervention vessels best practices as well as new vessel designs and their cost reducing potential.
Peter Zoeteman, Managing Director of Netherlands Maritime Technology (NMT) moderated this session, joined by the speakers from Helix Well Ops, Herrenknecht vertical, Ulstein Design & Solutions B.V. and Royal IHC.
Robert Plat, Principal Consultant Offshore, Royal IHC took the audience through the module handling system design process and highlighted its key aspects.
Phil Bosworth Director of Business Development & New Capability – Europe & Africa for Helix Energy Solutions – Helix Well Ops highlighted the capabilities, track record and future plans for each type of well intervention vessel available for use on subsea wells.
In his session, Bosworth explained their associated well access systems, and how they provide cost effective and flexible options to the use of a drilling unit for more and more tasks.
Bosworth further presented overviews on how these efficiency focused units can be used for well construction tasks, all well intervention tasks, and full well plug & abandonment.
This presentation was followed by Dennis Vollmar, Product Manager Offshore, Herrenknecht Vertical GmbH and Bram Lambregts, Deputy Director and Marketing and Sales Manager, Ulstein Design & Solutions B.V.
Herrenknecht Vertical GmbH and Ulstein Design & Solutions B.V. jointly developed a new design for a Heavy Well Intervention Vessel (HWIV), the ULSTEIN DX105.
Herrenknecht and Ulstein presented the business case, equipment and vessel design approach and selection criteria.