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Trendsetter completes live well operations with 15,000-psi STIM system

Trendsetter Engineering has completed live well operations with its new 15,000-psi subsea hydraulic intervention system. The STIM system, which had previously been utilized for subsea hydrate remediation work, has completed seven subsea projects in the Gulf of Mexico since November 2016, in water depths ranging from 2,500 ft to 7,200 ft.

The recent live well operation campaign, which was conducted from February through March, consisted of acid stimulation on three wells with water depths as deep as 7,200 ft, pressures up to 12,500 psi and sustained pump rates of 10 bbl/min. The campaign was the first to be conducted with a hydraulic well intervention system certified by a BSEE-approved independent third party as fully compliant with the new well control regulations.

“The deployment of our STIM system is another major step for Trendsetter as we continue our evolution from a subsea hardware provider to a comprehensive offshore oil and gas services company,” Mike Cargol, Vice President of Rentals & Services for Trendsetter Engineering, said. “The successful operations of our 15,000-psi hydraulic intervention system on a live well signals the official entry of Trendsetter into the subsea well servicing market. Working with our Offshore Services Alliance partners C‐Innovation and Halliburton, we are excited about what the future holds for both our company and this innovative team.”

The Offshore Services Alliance was formed to allow Trendsetter, C‐Innovations and Halliburton to leverage the companies’ strengths and capabilities, with the goal of providing integrated and value-added solutions for subsea well intervention and subsea inspection, maintenance and repair operations to offshore operators.

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