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.
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.