September 24 our team in Russia was honored with a plaque from Sakhalin Energy for our involvement in the Sakhalin-2 project. The plaque expressed their gratitude for contributing with new technologies and unique technical solutions for the challenges Sakhalin Energy has faced during the last 20 years of operations.
Rick Schafers, AVP Russia & CIS, was very grateful to receive the letter of gratitude:
“I really appreciate this honor that we have received today by a valued client in the region. We have enjoyed a rewarding corporation with Sakhalin Energy and achieved many impressive results together. I look forward to another 20 years of operations where I believe we will set further records.”
The very first operations with our Well Cutter were performed for Sakhalin Energy on the Piltun Platform. In 2012, the Well Cutter was applied for the first time to cut a 4½” 12.6 #/ft tubular, which was accomplished in only 90 minutes. Sakhalin Energy estimated that saved about one week of rig time by not having to go in and polish or ‘dress’ the cut prior to fishing the cut pipe out of the well. If you would like to read the full story, please click here.
The Well Cutter has also cut a Super 13Cr mandrel of a 9 5/8” x 4 1/2” packer for Sakhalin Energy. To read that case, please click here.