COPENHAGEN, Denmark, February 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Welltec®, a world leader in the development of innovative well construction solutions, is pleased to announce that its award winning Welltec® Annular Barrier (WAB®) has been selected by Total E & P Congo as a completion component for the upcoming wells in their deepwater, Moho Nord project.
Sufficient quantities of WAB's were purchased to achieve multiple barriers per well during the drilling and completion of the 17 wells planned for development of the Moho Nord field. The wells will be completed in water depths of 450 to 1200 meters producing from the Albian reservoir via a tension leg platform.
"The Moho Nord project is the biggest oil project to date in the Republic of Congo. Total E & P Congo are determined to deliver this project efficiently while assuring integrity of the wells for their full life. Welltec has supported our operations in Congo for years with their technologies and methodologies for well interventions," states Philippe Labrugère, the Project's Drilling Manager. "So when Welltec introduced the WAB® to us, we immediately identified the advantages it could offer to improve efficiency, assure integrity and successfully deliver such a complex project."
The Welltec® Annular Barrier (WAB®) is an expandable, metal barrier which can we used for well integrity, zonal isolation or cement assurance applications. It won the OTC Spotlight on New Technology in 2015 as one of the latest, most advanced technologies that are leading the industry into the future. In addition to being rugged, it is full bore, expands on command with surface control, can be rotated during installation in high angle wells and has high expansion and Delta P capabilities.
"This is a milestone award," explains 'Gbenga Onadeko, Senior Vice President, Africa. "Our clients in the region have previously used Welltec® Completions products to address drilling and production challenges but this is our biggest single award so far. We are excited to secure this significant order on the biggest, highest profile oil project in Congo. It is an opportunity to introduce and demonstrate to Total E & P the advantages which the WAB® can provide, setting up future completions successes around the globe for their organization."
To read more about the WAB® or Welltec's innovative Flex-Well® completion approach, download the new 2016 completion brochure at http://www.welltec.com/solutions/completion-solutions/