Aubin Group Blog

Why is chemical wash important in my well construction?

24 October 2018

So why exactly do we need chemical washes in our drilling and completion activities and why is selection so important? Soap is soap isn’t it, well not really.

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18 October 2018

Effective wellbore clean up is a vitally important element in the overall construction project for any well. Of course, every well has its own characteristics and individual wellbore clean-up requirements, but there are some common, sound technical and financial reasons why you should undertake a thorough clean up of your wellbore before completing your well.

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Water production, why can’t we have less of it?

6 September 2018

In 2018, water production accounts for 90-95% of total fluids production in mature fields of the North Sea. It is not uncommon for fields producing 10-15,000 barrels of oil a day to produce over 300,000 barrels of water. Reducing water production would go a long way to improving field economics:

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aubin cements presence in Norway at ons 2018

7 August 2018

Aubin is solidifying its presence in Norway as a leading provider of chemical solutions and expertise. Come along and learn about or downhole water shut off technology, well services chemicals and pipeline pigs and gels.

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Underwater Lifting System KTP graded OUTSTANDING

16 July 2018

The KTP, led by Sergi Almirall, was focussed on developing an underwater lifting system as a solution to the subsea maintenance, commissioning and decommissioning operations. The project has taken “DeepBuoy” Aubin’s patented pumpable liquid buoyancy technology and incorporated it into an engineered system that can enable divers and ROV’s to lift and move objects underwater.

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faqs about pipeline maintenance

12 July 2018

Ever had a burning question about pipeline debris or pigging? In this blog we’ve collated our most frequently asked questions around our pipeline product range. Read on to find out if we answer your query or learn something new about our technology:

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Rigless well plug & abandonment solution ready for North Sea deployment

11 July 2018

At an average cost of £5M each, well abandonment is the biggest single decommissioning cost that North Sea operators currently face. This is because current practices require a rig to plug and abandon a well. This has prompted the search for new “rigless” abandonment techniques to lower costs.

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Aubin launch cost saving Underwater Lifting System

11 July 2018

Aubin has released footage from a successful trial of their Underwater Lifting System (ULS) recently conducted at Aberdeen University’s OceanLab facility. Aubin has been engaged with the university in a two-year knowledge transfer partnership (KTP) funded by Innovate UK. The ULS is designed to allow ROVs and divers to move objects with ease using a patented, low density, incompressible liquid that when pumped renders objects neutrally buoyant.

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Underwater Lifting System showcased at National Decommissioning Centre of Excellence

9 July 2018

Today Aubin has been showcasing its latest subsea lifting technology – the Underwater Lifting System (ULS) to industry leaders and Paul Wheelhouse, MSP - Minister for Business, Innovation & Energy. Paul Wheelhouse announced earlier today, that the Decommissioning Challenge Fund has awarded the Oil & Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) £1.9 million to invest in the National Decommissioning Centre of Excellence.

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Tips for removing debris from a pipe

4 July 2018

The build up of debris in pipelines can cause significant integrity, operational and safety issues. As part of ongoing maintenance it is important to ensure that it -  is removed regularly. Effective debris removal can be hugely beneficial, therefore it is crucial to get it right, creating significant cost advantages and maximising flow.

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