openwater wireline

Oil & Gas

Openwater record set

SHELL and Oceaneering International have set a new industry record in subsea well intervention by successfully replacing a failed subsurface-controlled subsurface safety valve in the US Gulf of Mexico using an "openwater wireline" technique at a water depth of 815m (2,673ft). This sets the bar for producing wells. Openwater wireline has previously been deployed only in shallower waters.