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.
In March 2019, TCO delivered a TDP Non-Ex for a major operator on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.
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.