Claxton Deploys WellRaizer on Norwegian Continental Shelf

Claxton has deployed its new WellRaizer modular conductor recovery system to support the rigless recovery of seven abandoned wells on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

WellRaizer has been designed, engineered, and developed by Claxton to allow the recovery offshore of oil and gas conductor pipe and casing of up to 36 inch in diameter, without the use of a jack-up rig or platform-based drilling derrick, the company explained.

The recovery system offers a safe working load (SWL) lifting capacity of up to 300 metric tonnes, provided by hydraulic cylinders with a dedicated hydraulic power unit, and can recover pipe in 40ft lengths.

Matt Marcantonio, R&D manager, Claxton, said: “With the launch of WellRaizerM Claxton is now able to bring severance and recovery all under one roof. We believe this capability is a first of its kind for the industry and means we can offer a full solution rather than just a one-off service to our customers.

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