Claxton, an Acteon company, has been awarded a contract with Statoil to provide ‘rigless recovery’ of seven abandoned wells on the Huldra platform, located in the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

The contract was finalised in July 2016, and work is scheduled to commence in December 2016 with the project due for completion within 21 days. Claxton is responsible for a full scope of decommissioning work including project planning, severance, and full multiple string recovery.

Laura Claxton, managing director, Claxton, said, “Claxton performed the world’s first rigless platform well abandonment campaign on the Esmond, Forbes and Gordon field in the North Sea in 1995 and have completed more than 280 cutting and recovery projects since.

“This experience allows us now to provide the most comprehensive decommissioning packages for our clients. Being awarded this contract with Statoil reinforces our leading position in the decommissioning market and demonstrates that clients value our experience, strategic technical approach and capabilities.”

Conductor and casing severance for the Huldra project will be performed using the latest evolution Claxton recovery tower and its abrasive cutting system ‘SABRE’. The SABRE unit and all ancillary equipment are NORSOK compliant to Z-015, with the recovery tower having a safe working load of 300Te with a modular system footprint design that minimises rig-up time and complexity.