Proserv’s enhanced Multi-String Cutting (MSC) tool, which was launched at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, is a customisable internal multi-string conductor cutter that provides complete well severance from tool deployment to cutting operation and tool recovery within 12 hours.
First developed over two years ago in response to client demand for a specialist subsea cutting solution that severs fully grouted or non-grouted casing strings, the tool has undergone significant enhancements including an innovative new design of cutting head. It also now includes highly-reliable wireless data transmission technology which removes the need for data cables and eliminates the threat of cable damage, whilst improving control.
When used in conjunction with Proserv’s market-leading water abrasive cutting technology, it offers clients a superior cutting solution for their most challenging decommissioning and abandonment requirements. To date, the MSC tool has successfully severed 42 wells with expectations for the next generation tool to surpass this in 2012.