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Well Intervention experts combine under new identity, Interwell

United Arab Emirates: Wednesday, March 30 - 2011 @ 10:07

Interwell is a high-technology well intervention specialist offering some of the most advanced well barrier solutions available in the upstream oil and gas sector, and has global offices in Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi and Oman, in addition to its operations in Norway and new base just opened in Aberdeen.

The new organisation will focus on the core competencies in research, development, operation and testing of tools and technologies to ensure increased hydrocarbon recovery and barrier security for global upstream energy companies.

The move has also seen the firm open a new facility in Aberdeen and create nine new jobs in the city as it embarks on an ambitious growth strategy.

CEO of Interwell, Tor Olav Meberg said, “The name Interwell signifies our ambitions for international growth as well as our recognised expertise in well intervention. We will continue to focus on what we do best; well intervention, but operating under one brand, we are confident that we will deliver an even stronger product to the market.”

More than 12 years of research and development has been invested in Interwell’s product range. Its slim, ultra-high expansion mechanical bridge plugs and straddle solutions have some of the highest pressure and temperature ratings in the industry. They also provide a range of other intervention products including low profile gauge hangers and utilise their in-house engineering expertise to deliver bespoke solutions tailored to clients’ specific well challenges.

The new Aberdeen team is led by managing director Andrew Louden, a former Schlumberger and Helix-RDS manager who spent half of his 20-year career overseeing well operations at Marathon and BP.

“We have the slimmest retrievable bridge plugs on the market and our target is to establish ourselves as the supplier of choice for well barrier and straddle solutions,” says Andrew Louden. “Interwell’s product portfolio can be deployed in almost every oil and gas well, from appraisal to abandonment.

“Our ultra-high expansion plugs and straddles are particularly suited to mature fields where reduced tubing sizes and wellbore restrictions make it impossible to use conventional plugs.”

“Each of the solutions we offer can be tailored to solve individual project requirements with very little lead time, providing a rapid response for our clients. We also have an in-house testing facility where we can qualify our plugs and packers to the ISO 14310 V0 standard.”

Interwell’s technologies meet the highest global standards in pressure testing, including the V-0 rating, which was specifically established to improve the environmental performance of oil and gas operations in the North Sea. Its bridge plug systems are ISO 14:310-certified.

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