New well technology has been developed for application on the Valemon field. A new type of glass plug will be used as a barrier against the reservoir inside the tubing on high-pressure/high-temperature gas fields, resulting in considerable cost saving.
GDF Suez opens the first remote operated Tubing Disappearing Plug (TDP-2) from Gjøa production platform 3 km from well location.
Early 2011 TCO in conjunction with a major North Sea operator, initiated a qualification process to be registered as a Tubing Conveyed Perforation (TCP) vendor. The process took a total of three months and involved a complete review of the company's QHSE (Quality, Health, Safety and Environment) system amd procedures, personnel reviews, explosive permit reviews. This was further culminated in a full scale simulated TCP operation at the IRIS test facility in Stavanger.
February 2011, TCO acquired Bergen CNC facility with the desire to enhance support to the company's R&D department.
TCO In-Well Technologies UK Ltd., situated in Aberdeen has successfully completed in the UKCS the first remote opening of the TDP-2 Completion Barrier Plug on a subsea well.