Deep Casing Tools Wins Emerging Technology Award at the Offshore Achievement Awards

17 August 2020

We are pleased to share the news that we have won the Emerging Technology Award at this year’s Offshore Achievement Awards (OAA)!

Winners were announced at a virtual ceremony last night (Friday 14th August), which was hosted and organised by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Aberdeen Section and supported by long standing principal sponsor, TAQA.

The ‘Emerging Technology’ category, which was sponsored by BP, recognises innovative new technology ideas developed in the UK which demonstrate huge potential to address the needs of the offshore energy sector.

We were awarded the accolade for our Casing Cement Breaker (CCB), a one of a kind, enabling technology that was created to deal with problematic cement behind casing, which hinders conventional methods for plugging and abandonment and slot recovery.

The tool is run downhole on drill pipe and uses pressure and rotation to manipulate the existing casing in the well, within its elastic limits, breaking down the bond between cement and casing, as well as the structure of the cement behind the casing. It has been proven to reduce the force needed to remove cement casing by around 50%, with future testing expected to achieve a 90% reduction.

The CCB has been internationally recognised by many operators and service companies including Equinor, who carried out the first field trial having been introduced to the technology by Archer UK, and Total E&P UK, who are helping to develop the tool. 

David Stephenson, CEO of Deep Casing Tools said: “Now in their 34th year, the Offshore Achievement Awards are highly regarded in the energy events calendar, and it is an honour to have our technology take centre stage and be recognised for its role in helping to make the industry safer, more efficient and sustainable.

“The CCB embodies everything DCT stands for; developing smart, simple, innovative technologies that enable complete solutions across the well life cycle. Innovation and smart thinking is the key to our success, and we are continuously looking at new ways we can bring pioneering solutions to the global energy market to transform operations.

“We want to take this opportunity to congratulate the rest of this year’s winners on their success, and we look forward to building on this in the future.” 

To learn more about the CCB, click here