Once again Welltec had a great show at ICoTA, this year emphasized by winning the Intervention Technology Award with our latest innovation: The Well Cutter™. The exhibition overall ended with a record turnout and visitors to our stand were impressed by Welltec’s technical capabilities.
Intervention Technology Award Winner
Welltec received distinguished attention this year when the Senior Chairman of ICoTA presented the Intervention Technology Award to Alex McKay on behalf of Welltec for the Well Cutter™. This is a novel tool that enables efficient and safe drill pipe, liner, tubing, packer and casing recovery operations without the need for explosives. The winner’s trophy – the ‘Quaich’ – exhibited at our stand, drew a lot of interest, and the longstanding Scottish tradition of sharing scotch in the Quaich was honored during a dinner event, where clients, partners and employees joined us in celebration.
Welltec was the technology behind five SPE papers, which were presented by operators, one of which featured the Well Cutter™. Also drawing attention from service providers and operators alike was content on Welltec’s unique Clean-out and Milling solutions.
SPE 163890: Electric-Line Pipe-Cutting Operation Optimizes Completion Removal, Offshore Russia by Howard Otten and Bill Connon (Sakhalin Energy), Alex McKay, Kirill Kirsanov and Moray McGillivray (Welltec).
SPE 163925: Optimal Sand Cleaning Algorithms for Planning and Executing Electric Wireline Suction Tool Operations by W. Nunez (OXY Colombia), L. Perez, B. Schwanitz (Welltec).
SPE 163939: Electric-Line Milling System Removes Stuck Frac Sleeve without Damaging the Subsurface Safety Valve Landing Nipple by Josiah Igwe (BP), Carl Diller and Robert (Bob) Harris (Northern Solutions), and Jeremy Albright and Jesper Lykkebo (Welltec).
SPE 163931: Using Electric-Line Tools to Clean Wellbore Laterals and Perforate Toes by L.D. Gomez (Welltec), N. Miller, and K. Binnion (Marathon Oil Corporation).
SPE 163943: Retrieval of an Inflatable Plug Using Only Slickline and Electric-Line Technology by Ben Smith, Jeffrey Stricker, Kevin Reckert (Shell), Floyd Thibodeaux (Baker Hughes), and James Greenlee, Angel Luviano, and Duane Kent (Welltec).
The ICoTA Coiled Tubing and Well Intervention Conference takes place every year in the Woodlands, Texas. It is one of the global E&P industry’s foremost venues for the latest intervention technologies, electric line, slickline, hydraulic workover and coiled tubing used in the well servicing industry.