In late March of 1996, in a field called Gullfaks, offshore Norway, the world’s first successful Well Tractor® job was carried out. Returning from the job, the client and the Welltec crew, consisting of Jørgen Hallundbæk and Jesper Oluf Larsen, spoke excitedly about the results and the enormous potential this technology introduced to the industry.
Fast forward 20 years to a world where Welltec and its brave customers have created a unique market, based upon self-made, disruptive technology to forge a vision and deliver results that the industry did not think possible.
Since 1996, Welltec has conducted more than 36,000 operations around the globe, tractoring ~ 100,000,000 feet and capturing many of the industry’s most prestigious awards while doing so
Passing a milestone like this is cause for celebration, a chance to mark the event and thank all the individuals that have, and continue to contribute, to this journey.
So today let’s celebrate that unique characteristic of Welltec, our people and our customers; to continuously push the boundaries of what is thought possible, to continue the vison that was begun 20 years ago.
Let’s transform the industry, shall we?
Offshore East Timor, an inflatable packer had released and migrated up the wellbore, passing through a flapper valve where it then got stuck. To complicate things, a hold-open sleeve dislodged during the migration and landed on top of the valve.
Utilizing a fleet of patented technology including the Well Tractor®, Well Miller® and Well Stroker®, the well was cleared of the inflatable elements and other debris. The series of operations took place in half of the anticipated time and without the need for a workover rig; significantly reducing costs versus budget.
“This was a job well planned and executed. What a great performance by Welltec, which resulted in the well being brought back on-line at 100 MMSCFD flow rate after two years of inactivity. 17 runs were conducted with zero misruns and no HSE or quality incidents, which is an outstanding achievement.” Completions and Well Intervention Coordinator, ConocoPhillips.
At Welltec® we are actively engaging with our clients to mitigate industry challenges and increase cash flow through production optimization, risk reduction, increased sustainability, improved safety and reduced costs. For more details regarding this or other examples of substantial value delivered with significant cost savings, please visit www.welltec.com/reducecost
Welltec® is the pioneer and world’s largest provider of downhole robotic solutions. Our game-changing technology leads the way in milling, clean-out and mechanical solutions for safe and cost effective well optimization to ensure maximum recovery while lowering lifting costs.