ICoTA January Lunch and Learn featuring the 2018 Innovation Award Winners


Jan 29

ICoTA January Lunch and Learn featuring the 2018 Innovation Award Winners



January 29th 2019

From 11:45 for 12:00, ends by 13:45

Venue: Aker Solutions, Aberdeen International Business Park, Dyce

The first Lunch and Learn event of 2019 will feature the ICoTA Europe Innovation Award Winners.

SCCO2 Flushing, Back-Flush & Unblock Technology

Presented by the 2018 ICoTA Europe Innovation Award Winner - Espen Kähler Amundsen of Ocean Team Scandanavia along with Keith Hougton of Shell U.K. Ltd

This presentation will detail a recent application for a major North Sea Operator. Keith Houghton from Shell will in this presentation also talk about recent projects. We will go through how this can change the mindset of what is possible.

A blockage in a TRSSSV hydraulic control line is not uncommon in the oil & gas industry.  A new solution has been used to lubricate and bleed CO2 into a control line to disperse the media in the line or blockage.  The CO2 application can be used in a liquid phase or a supercritical phase that is the best for this application. 

This new technology opens a lot of new possibilities, one is the Back-Flush process, where you mix or get the CO2 past the media in the line to get down to the blockage. When it is mixed or has pasted the media in the line, the pressure is taken off and the CO2 expands x100 and displaces the fluid from the control line. Another process of the technology is the Unblocking part, where you use the great solvent effect of CO2, preferably in the supercritical state that has the best solvent properties because of the high diffusivity (gas-like) low viscosity (gas-like), and zero surface tension.

The technology was actually made for flushing long narrow pipes with turbulent flow all the way through. This can be done with an amazing result, because of the very low viscosity the CO2 has, and that it has the same carrying capacity as oil, so all contamination can be transported out of the line.

This technology has been proven in several applications internationally and is currently being used in the North Sea.  

Agenda is as follows:

11.45 for 12.00 - Registration

12.00 - Presentation and Q&A

12.45 - Buffet and Networking

13.45 - Close

The Lunch and Learns provide a forum for sharing case histories, field experience and new technologies. Don’t miss this excellent networking opportunity.

We are delighted to announce that we have reduced the members' rate to £25 plus VAT for our Lunch and Learns' this year.

Members £25.00 plus VAT. Contact us for your member discount code if you do not already have this. 

Non Members £40.00 plus VAT

Or pay for 8 Lunch and Learns and get a discounted ICoTA membership for 2019 for £225.00 plus VAT.

If you would like to raise your profile at these events, we have opportunities to sponsor, display company stands or distribute corporate literature. Get in touch for further details.

Thanks to our ICoTA Champions, TAQA, TOTAL E&P UK, Intervention Rentals, Altus Intervention, Helix WellOps, Shell, Hunting & 3M for supporting ICoTA's mission to improve communication, share knowledge and promote the value of well intervention solutions within the oil and gas industry.