C-Innovation, LLC (C-I), an aﬃliate of Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) and its family of companies, has signed a two-year contract for continued Riserless Light Well Intervention (RLWI) services onboard the Island Venture offshore support vessel.
The new contract follows a previous agreement in which the Island Venture performed interventions on multiple deepwater wells in the Gulf of Mexico. David Sheetz, C-Innovation’s vice president, explained, “This new award is a continuation of nearly three years of setting new standards in the RLWI space. We are constantly working to change the way the industry looks at RLWI work to increase production in this ever-changing market. We look forward to the next few years on this project, and we are already making plans to expand the offering, including numerous dock upgrades to facilitate even more efficient fluid handling and waste removals to minimize required between-wells maintenance time.”
With no safe vertical access to several subsea wells under a platform, the C-I Subsea Projects Group was able to find a solution by utilizing a well service jumper to perform well interventions. This collaborative effort between C-I and the operator was a first for the industry and allowed C-I to perform the intervention without disrupting the platform’s operations.
George Wilson, C-I’s RLWI project manager, stated, “C-I is committed to ensuring the continual improvement of the quality, health, safety and environmental aspects of its operations and services. The two-year RLWI work is no exception: with over 1 million man-hours, C-I had zero recordable incidents. So far this year, C-I has clocked over 135,000 hours with no recordables.”
Sheetz added, “The contract award for additional RLWI work is a credit to the entire RLWI team. Our team continues to provide creative solutions and methodologies to perform interventions that have not been achievable from a conventional RLWI approach. The collaboration of various subsea disciplines within our group has contributed to the successes, and our offshore teams continue to deliver on every execution that comes their way. C-I’s subcontractors, Halliburton, Baker Hughes and Caltex Oil Tools, were also key to the new award. I am extremely proud to work with some of the brightest people in our industry.”