Claxton Presents New Edition of Its Decommissioning Tools

Claxton has introduced the latest modular versions of its conductor recovery tower and SABRE abrasive cutting system aimed at increasing efficiency and flexibility in decommissioning and late life projects.

The latest version, reportedly, has a reduced system footprint and is modular in design. It can operate at pressures of up to 20,000 psi and includes a packer system to improve cutting performance.

The modular approach and philosophy for SABRE also influenced new developments for the Claxton conductor recovery tower. The tower can handle and recover tubulars from production tubing to 30” casing during well abandonment.

Matt Marcantonio, R&D manager, Claxton, said: “The concept for both the new SABRE deck spread and conductor recovery tower was to improve efficiency and flexibility.

“The systems are now fully modular and can be adapted to a wide variety of deck layouts and locations. The latest version of SABRE was first used in July on an 8m x 8m weather deck footprint on the Horne and Wren Platform in the Southern North Sea – where the abrasive cutting system successfully severed two multi-string wells.

“The developments are the result of a great deal of work and innovation across the organisation. We are extremely proud to have raised the bar including making the SABRE system fully NORSOK compliant to Z-015. This enables us to use SABRE on installations on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. It is also already booked out for a number of campaigns through 2016 and 2017.”

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