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World’s first hydraulic pipe recovery tool unveiled in Middle East

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Churchill Drilling Tools, the specialist engineering company has launched its HyPR HoleSaver™ in the Middle East. The expansion follows successful deployments of the innovative hydraulic pipe recovery tool in the North Sea and Gulf of Mexico.  

Stuck pipe situations cost operators hundreds of millions of dollars a year in non-productive time. The HyPR™ cuts that cost significantly by enabling operators to free pipe in just a few hours, as opposed to using traditional methods, which can take several days.

The HyPR dart will be premiered at the SPE/IADC Middle East Drilling Technology Conference and Exhibition in Abu Dhabi, UAE, 26 - 28 January 2016.

Nicholas Kjaer, general manager of Churchill’s Dubai office, said: “This is an exciting time for the company and our clients, as we continue to expand our global offering and make the HyPR tool available to the Middle East region for the first time. The tool has already been recognized by the oil and gas industry for its ability to deliver ground-breaking time savings for operators.”

HyPR was developed following extensive collaboration between Churchill Drilling Tools, deepwater Gulf of Mexico drilling teams in 2013. Since then the tool has experienced rapid up-take having been deployed by major operators in Houston, Aberdeen and Norway.

The HyPR tool offers the simplest method to recover the drill pipe rapidly and to begin side-tracking right away. It also delivers a clean cut for operators wanting to maximise BHA recovery options.

Mr Kjaer, added: “Despite current challenges facing the oil and gas industry, the outlook of the Middle East market looks promising. As a result, we have recently opened a new office in Dubai, and increased technical support staff to expand opportunities and meet growing demand for the company’s products in the region. As we go from strength to strength, our team is committed to continue delivering exceptional value to our clients and provide them with innovative, cost-saving solutions.”

The company has recently been shortlisted as finalists in the Export Achievement category at the prestigious Offshore Achievement Awards. The winners will be revealed at a black-tie dinner, which takes place at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre on Thursday, 17 March.

Adapted from a press release by David Bizley

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