OIL and gas well-intervention specialist body the Intervention and Coiled Tubing Association (ICoTA) has jointly awarded BP Exploration and Baker Hughes its European Chapter Innovation Award.
The companies were acknowledged for pushing the boundaries of concentric coiled-tubing technology to resurrect gas wells on an unmanned offshore installation in the Ravenspurn North gas field in the southern North Sea. They were presented with the trophy for technical innovation at the SPE/ICoTA European Well Intervention Round Table in Aberdeen.
ICoTA said the challenging project had resulted in a more certain future for the field in addition to unlocking opportunities in deep depleted gas wells in the UK continental shelf and elsewhere.
Matthew Dunning, a petroleum engineer at BP, said: “Successful execution of this project represents an important milestone in BP’s strategy of maximising recovery from mature fields and further underlines BP’s commitment to the UKCS.”
ICoTA Europe chairman Daniele Petrone said: “We would like to congratulate BP Exploration and Baker Hughes on achieving this award.
“Their success in pushing forward the boundaries of well intervention and coiled tubing technology will be recognised through ICoTA internationally and the wider industry.”
About 300 oil and gas-industry specialists have been in the Granite City to attend the 16th SPE/ICoTA two-day event at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre which ended yesterday. The ICoTA European chapter has its headquarters in Aberdeen.