Well Intervention Case Study: Fully functional High Expansion Gauge Hanger following recovery after 7 years in Operator Well

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An Omega Well Intervention 2” High Expansion Gauge Hanger (HEGH), complete with 4.5’’ Tubing conversion kit and a third party’s Pressure and Temperature sampling Gauge was installed in a North Sea Operator’s well on the 22nd September 2014.

The HEGH was deployed from a Light Well Intervention Vessel (LWIV) and was set in the well at a depth of 3330.5 meters MBRT, using an Omega 2.7’’ Hydrostatic Setting Tool on E-Line.

This tool was fully operational in the well until retrieval in June 2021; almost 7 years later. The HEGH was found to be in an outstanding condition upon return to Omega’s facility in Aberdeen, with all of the components remaining intact without damage and no visible signs of wear and tear.

The fact that the HEGH was manufactured using high quality materials (25%Chr) definitely attributed to the great shape and quality of the tool after 7 years of continual use.

The tool has now been stripped, cleaned, fully inspected for any discrepancy in tolerances, redressed and returned to the rental fleet, ready for use on its next job.

Kevin Wood, Omega Well Intervention’s Business Development Manager said:

“We are delighted to be able to provide our customers with a dependable, reliable and ease of use tool such as the ‘High Expansion Gauge Hanger’. The condition of the tool upon retrieval after such an extended deployment is testament to the robust design and use of high-quality materials in all of our products.

We look forward to continuing to serve our clients both old and new with a service such as this in the future.”

Find out more about the High Expansion Gauge Hanger here and contact us if you would like our assistance with your well intervention operations.