Expro Excellence
DST | TCP
Lift clamp reduces time and improves safety in deploying record 5,000ft TCP gun length
Objectives
  • Major operator in Alaska required >5,000 ft of TCP guns – in 20 ft single lengths to be run in the well, taking >24 hours to assemble during deployment 
Expro Excellence
  • Expro’s teams value-engineered each step of the assembly process
  • The team proactively identified duplication of steps, which led to a redesign of the lifting equipment being used
  • The combined clamp became the primary lifting mechanism, therefore required load-carrying ability to support the entire string weight during assembly and deployment – Expro designed it to carry sufficient load, while maintaining the profiles of the current safety plate and lift sub to fit commercial equipment
  • By combining the safety plate with the lift sub, the number of handling steps was reduced when assembling and deploying into the hole
  • Expro's coordinated approach to rapid deployment expedited engineering design, supply chain, manufacturing and logistics for operations to complete the final field test
Value to client
  • Opportunities for improvement were identified and implemented by Expro personnel
  • Removed unnecessary duplication of steps saved time and money
  • Rapid design and development of a combination lift sub-safety plate
  • Reduced risk to personnel: less fatigue due attributed to shorter working hours; minimised potential for slips/trips/falls moving equipment up and down the rig floor; reduced risk for ergonomic issues from repetitive motion
  • Saved 13 hours of rig time, estimated at $25,000 (USD) 
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Lift clamp reduces time and improves safety in deploying record 5,000ft TCP gun length

In Brief
Expro introduces lift clamp reducing time and improving safety in deploying record >5,000 ft TCP gun length in Alaska
Product Line
DST | TCP
Region
North and Latin America
Objectives
  • Major operator in Alaska required >5,000 ft of TCP guns – in 20 ft single lengths to be run in the well, taking >24 hours to assemble during deployment 
Expro Excellence
  • Expro’s teams value-engineered each step of the assembly process
  • The team proactively identified duplication of steps, which led to a redesign of the lifting equipment being used
  • The combined clamp became the primary lifting mechanism, therefore required load-carrying ability to support the entire string weight during assembly and deployment – Expro designed it to carry sufficient load, while maintaining the profiles of the current safety plate and lift sub to fit commercial equipment
  • By combining the safety plate with the lift sub, the number of handling steps was reduced when assembling and deploying into the hole
  • Expro's coordinated approach to rapid deployment expedited engineering design, supply chain, manufacturing and logistics for operations to complete the final field test
Value to client
  • Opportunities for improvement were identified and implemented by Expro personnel
  • Removed unnecessary duplication of steps saved time and money
  • Rapid design and development of a combination lift sub-safety plate
  • Reduced risk to personnel: less fatigue due attributed to shorter working hours; minimised potential for slips/trips/falls moving equipment up and down the rig floor; reduced risk for ergonomic issues from repetitive motion
  • Saved 13 hours of rig time, estimated at $25,000 (USD) 
Contact

For further information, please contact:

DST-TCP@exprogroup.com