Meta announces well integrity contract

Meta, a premium downhole isolation company offering complete integrity across the life of the well, has announced a contract with Shell for high performance Liner Tieback™ solutions in the Gulf of Mexico. The V0 ISO14310 certified Meta Liner Tieback™ is a full axial load bearing, downhole tubular connection system, gas tight, that connects the liner to a tieback string of casing using Meta’s patented Metalmorphology™ technology. Incorporating the Meta Liner Tieback™ into its well architecture enables Shell to: Plan and deal with worst case discharge scenarios compliant with Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Regulations & Enforcement (BOEMRE); Overcome limited IDs in casing strings to achieve high load bearing capabilities; Allow asset teams to plan for drilling deeper; Provide flexibility of space out. “As well architectures become more complex and as operators look to establish structural integrity at the outset of drilling programmes, Meta and our premium, certified and qualified downhole isolation solutions are redefining well integrity as we know it. We look forward to the Meta Liner Tieback™ providing proactive well integrity planning for Shell over each well’s lifetime,” said Meta CEO, Kevin Stewart. Read Meta’s complete press release » Meta is a company in the Viking Venture III...

Statoil signs Letter of Intent with Enhanced Drilling

Offshore technology provider AGR Enhanced Drilling, via its subsidiary Ocean Riser Systems, has entered into a NOK120m (USD20m) Letter of Intent (LOI) together with Statoil to deliver the next-generation EC-Drill® Managed Pressure Drilling system. This latest contract will replace a purchase order made last year, when Statoil joined with Norway-based Enhanced Drilling to further develop its EC-Drill® Managed Pressure Drilling (MPD) solution for floating rigs. The initial phase of the project was worth US$5.1m. The next-generation EC-Drill® system incorporates state-of-the-art control system capability, enhanced riser integration and multiple other features. Testing of the system is due to commence in the autumn and it will eventually be used on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. AGR Enhanced Drilling is a Viking Venture II portfolio company following the merger of Ocean Riser Systems (ORS) and AGR Enhanced Drilling. View press release on