TCO was contacted by a major Norwegian operator with a request for a high differential pressure rated barrier plug. This plug needed to be installed in a 4 ½” lower completion and would need to be rated to 10,000 psi differential to ISO 14998 V0.
TCO’s Barrier Glass Plug is primarily used to save rig time during the completion phase. The benefit many deem unique, is how the need for intervention is eliminated. TCO's Tubing Disappearing Plug – Pump Open (TDP-PO) is run as an integrated part of the completion string and opened by applying a pre-determined pressure from surface. The plug has now also proved to perform under demanding suspension of a large column of debris. TCO's increased focus in Abu Dhabi and the Middle East make us determined to deliver the market's most reliable, cost effective and safe solutions.
In March 2019, TCO delivered a TDP Non-Ex for a major operator on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.
TCO’s TDP-3 glass barrier plug was run in a middle completion application for a major operator on the Norwegian continental shelf, it was set and the well was suspended for 10 months, and subsequently cycled open from a remote distance.
The first TDP-NonEx was installed and remotely opened by a client in the UAE in September 2017. The plug was a development project initiated by the end user. Based on the global run record of more than 1 000 glass plug installations, the TDP-NonEx was developed to meet the market needs of Middle East clients by developing tools independent of well bore parameters and eliminating any requirement for specialist intervention by TCO prior to running in the well.