Expro Expands OTC Presence

Expro will demonstrate its ability to offer new technology and tailor-made solutions across the well lifecycle by holding technical presentations at its impressive new booth at this year’s Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston April 30 – May 3, 2012.

Expro’s Chief Executive Officer Charles Woodburn said: “We are increasing our presence at this year’s OTC, as we demonstrate our continued investment in developing the technologies to meet both customer and industry needs.

“Delegates attending our technical presentations will see that we continue to enhance our portfolio to position Expro as a global provider of well flow management from exploration and appraisal through to abandonment. We are committed to investing in the growth strategy of our core business and OTC is the ideal platform to showcase the wealth of knowledge and expertise we have globally.”

On display will be Expro’s subsea test tree and lubricator valve models as well as Expro’s latest drill stem testing model. Expro’s cableless telemetry system (CaTS™) team will also take centre stage at the booth as they celebrate winning $10mn of new contracts globally.

Expro will also be on hand to discuss the commissioning of the AX-S™ well intervention system which took place in a Norwegian fjord earlier in April. Delegates will be able to watch technical presentations on Expro’s products and services from Monday to Wednesday on the top deck of the booth.

Deepwater Developments

Expro’s range of landing string assemblies and subsea control systems are specifically designed to minimise risk in subsea completion and intervention operations and achieve secure well status in the event of an emergency. The latest landing string technology development to be offered by Expro – the ELSA-EA Express system – incorporates a number of enhanced safety and efficiency features, further building on Expro’s market-leading position in subsea safety systems.

Expro subsea experts will be on hand to discuss this development, while the company’s industry-first 15,000psi deepwater electro-hydraulic subsea landing string controls will be on show. This deepwater control system was deployed in the Gulf of Mexico, where Expro successfully installed and commissioned multiple deepwater wells on the flagship Tahiti and Blind Faith projects.

A model and 3D animation of Expro’s AX-S deepwater intervention system will also be on display for discussion with booth visitors. AX-S brings safer, deeper, faster and lower cost intervention to wells in water depths up to 10,000ft. Its aim is to deliver a full range of wireline intervention services in deepwater wells at substantially less than the cost of using a rig.

Exploration & Appraisal

Following significant investment in expanding its drill stem testing (DST) capabilities, Expro can now offer a full range of solutions across the exploration and appraisal phase of a well. Already one of the largest well testing companies in the world, the introduction of this DST capability across Expro’s operating regions provides its customers with the complete package of technology and specialist data services from reservoir to disposal, including tubing conveyed perforating, data acquisition, surface read-out through cableless telemetry, fluids sampling & analysis, compact well testing solutions and enhanced flow measurement. This builds on the solid track record for delivering DST that Expro has built up over more than a decade in North America.

Wireline Intervention

Expro’s cableless telemetry system (CaTS) is a revolutionary development in the field of reservoir monitoring and control that can be retrofitted into existing wells. The system transmits data to surface in real time using the well’s casing or tubing as a conduit for the signal to transfer along.

Advanced reservoir testing (ART) services are a special application of the CaTS technology that enables abandoned or suspended exploration or appraisal wells, zones or pilot holes to be cost effectively converted into long term monitoring assets. By installing CaTS when abandoning or suspending a well it is possible to release the rig early, whilst continuing to gather high value pressure and temperature data for extended periods beyond abandonment.

Another technology on display will be Expro’s recently-introduced downhole video camera, HawkEye IV, which can store 1,000 images and offers operators a cost-effective way to view downhole problems and improve understanding of wells through enhanced data. A range of Expro’s cameras, calipers and logging tools will also be on show, to assist in demonstrating Expro’s global wireline intervention capabilities and its ability to offer BOP and Riser inspection services.

For more information, visit the Expro booth, 4241, Reliant Center, Houston, April 30 – May 3, 2012.


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