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Intervention operations while keeping the well alive

Killing the well to perform an intervention usually means pumping heavy fluid or mud. This can increase the risks of reservoir formation damage and result in costly stimulations or decreased well performance. Snubbing is one of the most capable, safe and efficient tools for the removal or installation of tubular from a live, fully pressurized well.

Our custom-built Snubbing Unit technology allows well intervention to happen live – with minimal risk to production levels.

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Equipped to perform

Snubbing units have a technical advantage over conventional drilling.

The ability to pull existing completions, drill open holes and re-complete the wellbore at near balanced, underbalanced or flowing conditions, allows our units to bridge the technological gap between derrick equipment sets and coiled tubing.

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But it’s about more than the technology

We provide you with a team of dedicated, experienced engineers that ensure operations on live wells are performed safely and efficiently.

Live well applications

  • Welded completions up to 11 ¾”
  • Tubing-conveyed perforating
  • Tubing completion change-outs
  • Wellbore clean-outs
  • Gravel packing
  • Fishing
  • Section milling
  • Wash out operations
  • Zone isolation and treating
  • Side tracking
  • Deepening existing wellbores
  • Slim-hole formation drilling
  • Emergency well control support