DeltaTek Global has deployed its SeaCure technology on the West Wick subsea appraisal well which is being drilled by the Ocean Guardian under the work scope for Chevron North Sea.
The SeaCure cementing system delivers stabbed-in, inner string cementing for subsea wells and was deployed to cement a 30″ conductor casing.
The project is a continuation of SeaCure’s successful field trials completed earlier this year which were also supported by the Oil & Gas Technology Centre, the company noted.
Tristam Horn, CEO and founder of DeltaTek, said: “We are delighted to have successfully completed our first SeaCure job for Chevron. This is a significant achievement for DeltaTek and demonstrates the value the technology can add to drilling operations.
“Its characteristic benefits include eliminating the need for shoe tracks (and therefore clean out runs), improving cement placement, allowing pressure tests to be conducted during the casing installation process and reducing potential damage to the bottom hole assembly. Fundamentally, SeaCure is saving rig time by improving functionality and efficiency.”
Elizabeth Witte, Drilling Team lead, Chevron North Sea, said: “We welcome the opportunity to work with DeltaTek and the OGTC to test SeaCure in a field trial. As a company, Chevron is focused on advancing the development and deployment of technologies that can help us operate more safely and efficiently.”