July 18th 2013, TCO run the world’s first Disappearing Tubing Hanger Plug (DTHP) for a major client in Nigeria/ West Africa. The client confirmed that the first DTHP plug was successfully cycled open as planned from the FPSO vessel on the 29th August 2013.
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.