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.
On August 14th 2016, TCO successfully installed the first Tubing Disappearing Plug in the Middle East in Qatar.
With a track record of 600 glass plug installations worldwide and a reputation for innovation and robustness, TCO are supporting customers all over the world with easy to open glass barriers that provide full control of well operations.
TCO has installed and opened the first glass plug for ENI with great success. While this robust technology has been used in over 350 installations globally, this was the first time that a glass plug had been used by ENI. The glass plug was run in an upper completion in conjunction with perforation guns in the bottom of the completion string.