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Companies partner for global integrated hydraulic intervention services

Helix Energy Solutions Inc. has joined Trendsetter Engineering Inc. in a global partnership to provide integrated hydraulic intervention services for subsea wells and flowlines. The partnership will integrate Trendsetter’s 15,000-psi subsea tree injection manifold and experienced personnel into Helix’s fleet of well intervention vessels and equipment used to perform well services globally. The well intervention vessels include the Q4000, Q5000, Q7000, Seawell, Well Enhancer and two chartered monohull vessels, the Siem Helix 1 and the Siem Helix 2.

Digital completion technology provides incident-free safety

Intelligent Wellhead Systems Inc. has released its 10th-generation digital completion technology, inVision X. The upgrade to the inVision Technology Platform integrates engineered safety controls, automated digital standard operating procedure compliance and remote valve activation. Since the inVision I Technology Platform was released in 2018, the system has delivered more than 26,000 stages without a single wireline or pressure control incident. With its incident-free safety and reliability track record, the technology platform helps oil and gas operators improve completions performance. The company will continue its focus on developing a safer, more reliable and effective digital infrastructure for hydraulic fracturing and wireline operations.

Intelligent Wellhead Systems, inVision X
Intelligent Wellhead Systems’ inVision Technology Platform delivers 26,000 stages without a wireline or pressure control incident. (Source: Intelligent Wellhead Systems)

Optimizing fluid performance and reducing costs

Rockwater Energy Solutions has released FluidWatch, a single-source provider to support operators seeking real-time frac optimization. Without a clear picture of each segment, operators run the risk of over-treating, overdosing chemistry and overpaying for a well. Creating the right produced water blend, flow rates and disinfection can influence a custom chemistry that reduces total operation inputs and creates opportunities for more automation and efficiency. Rockwater identifies and evaluates water data to match the right sources, whether produced, blended or fresh; employs comprehensive on-the-fly treatment and disinfection aligned with pre- and post-frac key performance indicators; leverages an established network of automated water logistics that can evaluate and adapt in real time; and develops, tests and manufactures chemical solutions to match water chemistry on a per-project basis.

Processing solution proven to reduce carbon emissions of drilling operations by 50%

TWMA’s TCC RotoMill wellsite processing solution allows drilling waste to be processed at the source, eliminating the requirement to ship drilling waste long distances for treatment. The solution significantly lowers carbon emissions, reduces well cost and improves safety performance. The company will highlight how its wellsite processing solution has been proven to reduce the carbon emissions of drilling operations by 50% at this year’s ADIPEC. The company is set to present a technical paper at a session hosted by the Society of Petroleum Engineers during the conference. The company is also releasing its real-time monitoring technology XLink, a hardware and software system upgrade that allows customers to monitor their drilling waste operations live from anywhere in the world. The system reduces personnel onboard, improves operational insights and automates wellsite processing systems to lower cost, improve safety and lower carbon emissions.