On July 17th 2017, TCO successfully installed the first Tubing Disappearing Plug in the UAE. The plug had been through several qualification programs prior to the installation to confirm its reliability and functionality in challenging environments.
In September 2017, TCO installed three TDP-PO's in a trial campaign for a client in UAE. The overall goal of using the remotely operated TDP-PO was to eliminate slick line operations to set and retrieve conventionally used wireline nipple plugs. The performance of the plug was measured on debris tolerance, accuracy of the shear out value, the size of the debris generated by the shattered glass, full bore ID after opening as well as the performance of the barrier.