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Express Energy Services offers new technology for offshore plug and abandonment, decommissioning

Express Energy Services

Express Energy Services has introduced a newly developed, integrated work station for offshore plug and abandonment (P&A) and decommissioning operations along with new mechanical cutting tool technologies. The system is currently operational in the Gulf of Mexico.

The new integrated modular work station unit, named the Dual Stage Work Station (DSWS), is a structure comprised of two main working decks-the upper deck and the lower deck-and two trolley systems for hydraulically moving the platform from well to well and for adapting multiple service equipment modules required in P&A operations.  

The total DSWS system is compact, modular, can be easily integrated into specific packages as needed, and is operated by one man in an automated control cabin. All discrete modular systems are controlled and operated by one main HPU (hydraulic power unit) which has redundancy. All components of the system have redundancy for reliability and inclusion as a backup.  Another feature employed in the system is a series of remote cameras for safe operations and observation of the work modules which are continuously monitored by the Control Operator in the control cabin.

The modules consist of a PS120 Power Swivel assembly, a power tong & adapter, tong jib pole, dual drill pin stand, diamond wire saw module, and integrated 300/500 ton casing jacks with bowls and slips. These modules can be integrated on an as needed basis depending upon the required equipment needed for the P&A/decommissioning operation.

Express Energy Services, founded in 2000, is a provider of products and services to the petroleum and energy industries. Express serves its customers with 12 service lines and a workforce of approximately 2,000 employees in more than 30 locations throughout the country.

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