Expro Secures Contract for First Deployment of Single-Valve Subsea Solution
Posted 10/07/2023 12:17
Expro, an energy services provider, has been awarded a contract by a major operator for the first deployment of its single-valve subsea solution. The solution, featuring a multi-functional single shear and seal mechanism, will be incorporated into a full subsea deepwater completion/intervention system for a long-standing customer in the Gulf of Mexico.
The three-year contract for the in-riser system holds a value exceeding $15 million. The single-valve subsea solution offered by Expro addresses the customer's specific requirement for versatility, deviating from the traditional double-valve system. The mechanism provides an additional safety barrier, effectively reducing risks.
Expro's shear and seal valve can be configured as a single valve, a single valve with a latch mechanism, or a conventional subsea test tree arrangement. Currently, the company is integrating the shear and seal ball system into its ELSA-HD 10ksi equipment and open water offerings.
Graham Cheyne, Vice President of Subsea Well Access at Expro, expressed pride in delivering their innovative shear and seal solution to meet the customer's needs in the Gulf of Mexico. He emphasized how Expro's cutting-edge technology contributes to industry momentum by enhancing safety through automation, reducing personnel involvement, and mitigating human error. The solution provides operational flexibility for both in-riser and open water subsea applications while serving as an additional safety measure.
Expro's high-debris single ball system, capable of shearing and post shear sealing on coiled tubing, slickline, and electrical cable, is suitable for both gas and liquid environments. It can be deployed in various conditions, including in-riser and open water scenarios. Additionally, the system is compliant with NACE MR0175 standards and qualified for use in sour hydrogen sulfide environments.