Baker Hughes brings collaboration and new building blocks to the Underwater Technology Conference 2022!
The Underwater Technology Conference (UTC) 2022 is pleased to welcome Bakers Hughes as one of our three main sponsors.
Through UTC, we collaborate and we share industry learnings and technology advances. Energy technology company Baker Hughes is fully onboard.
They’re leading the drive for transformative technologies to help take energy forward – making it safer, cleaner, and more efficient for the people and the planet, from geothermal energy development through to simpler subsea tiebacks.
Through their Subsea Connect strategy and innovative collaborations they are helping operators with production enhancements, maximizing recovery over the life-of-field and reducing total cost of ownership. For example, in a collaboration with subsea wellhead foundation innovator Neodrill, they’re creating smaller, standardised building blocks for small discoveries or phased developments.
By combining their subsea production systems with Neodrill’s Conductor Anchor Node (CAN) technology, Baker Hughes are simplifying and lowering the cost and environmental footprint of new developments.
Vidar Strand, Senior Sales Manager at Baker Hughes, will be at UTC with his colleagues and will be happy to explain more.
“Many companies want standard building blocks and we have come a long way,” he says. “Four slot templates have become the standard. But often only half of the slots are used. More money and steel are being used than is needed and more CO₂ is being emitted than necessary, just put half those wells in place.
“So we’re introducing smaller building blocks, where one or two slots are integrated into Neodrill’s CAN technology. It’s allowing us to reduce the amount of steel needed. But it also means we can pre deploy wells prior to the rig arriving at the site. We don’t need a rig to put the top hole in place and we don’t need any drilling mud or chemicals, or cement for the top hole section.
“By pre-fabricating the CAN integrate well head and flow base and any over trawl structure needed, you can deploy that by vessel and a smaller vessel than typically used for four slot structures. There are so many savings when you look at this solution.”
In fact, he estimates, on a per well basis, a four slot template using one well compared with one slot on a CAN, there’s 60% CO₂ reduction, 60% cost reduction, 340 tonne weight reduction, and 2-4 days rig days reduction depending on the formation worked on.
“This is a new standard building block,” he says, “for small tiebacks, but also for carbon capture and storage projects where you would like to extend the wells over a larger area as you expand the reservoir.”
If you want to learn more, join Vidar’s technical session talk, Satellite tie-back solutions with reduced CO2 emissions and a smaller environmental footprint, with Wolfgang Mathis from Neodrill, at 3pm on Day 1 in our Field of the Future session.
Vidar and his colleagues will also be at UTC through the event, so be sure to catch them to learn more about how Baker Hughes’ can help you, from reservoir to topsides or visit https://www.bakerhughes.com/subseaconnecttv