First time right approach key to challenging conditions of corrib project delivery

In Brief
Expro’s ‘first time right’ approach key to overcoming challenging conditions of Corrib Project delivery
Product Line
Well Testing
Europe CIS
  • Expro have a long-standing relationship with Shell and were approached to provide a suite of services to the Corrib Project, offshore North-West Ireland (Atlantic Ocean), to achieve the successful completion of the gas well to allow production to the Irish grid via a new gas facility
  • To complete within challenging conditions (particularly weather), in a tight timeframe, whilst in a remote location 
Expro Excellence
  • Expro’s ‘first time right’ approach ensured compliance with tight timeframe
  • Approximately 737 operational hours with zero Expro NPT
  • Subsea, slickline, well test and sampling teams all involved – seamless transition between phases with all product lines working in unison
  • Flexible approach by Expro overcame logistical issues caused by the remote location
  • Successful cutting trials completed with SSTT on 2” coil tubing and wireline
  • 16 wireline runs
  • Well test with maximum gas rate of 116 MMscf/day
  • On-site fluid sampling 
Value to client
  • Expro’s excellent performance allowed Shell to complete the Corrib Project as required by the Irish Government – late completion may have delayed the project significantly
  • When operational, the facility contributes up to 60% of Ireland’s gas requirement