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Opportunity

Deep Water

Opportunity
Specific Challenge

Subsea intervention to remove the hydrate and increase production

REGION

Gulf of Mexico

Challenge

  • Hydrate in the flowline prevented the well from being able to flow to the production facility
  • The customer estimated that we needed to remove 650 bbls of fluid to reduce the flowline pressure enough to disassociate the hydrate
  • A traditional ROV Subsea pump was envisioned but due to the volumes needed to be removed it was decided that an alternate method would be needed.

Solution

  • A unique combination of a stimulation manifold, along with CT downlines was suggested to produce a continuous gas lift system and remove fluid from the line

Result

  • This configuration was able to remove a total of 850 bbls of fluid and remove the hydrate
  • Equipment configuration enabled reduced NPT due to our larger weather operating window

850

bbls of fluid removed