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Showing: The Current Problems with Subsea decommissiong of Xmas Trees and BOPS

The SEASNAKE from HTL offers effective solutions to Subsea Decommissioning
of Xmas trees and BOP’s. The benefits are clear.
Watch our video for a full demonstration.

At HTL we specialise in the sale and hire of hydraulic torque wrenches, hydraulic torque wrench pumps, pneumatic torque wrenches and bolt tensioning equipment. We also offer associated services such as torque wrench calibration, torque wrench training and torque wrench repair.

About Seasnake

Solving a unique problem

HTL were contacted by 'Shell Oil' due to our innovative approach to subsea solutions, with the remit to solve a problem with a Xmas Tree they were using which was no longer fit for purpose and required decommissioning. This particular Xmas Tree was over 15 years old and all valves, actuators etc had become seized over time. Read More

HTL were contacted by 'Shell Oil' due to our innovative approach to subsea solutions, with the remit to solve a problem with a Xmas Tree they were using which was no longer fit for purpose and required decommissioning. This particular Xmas Tree was over 15 years old and all valves, actuators etc had become seized over time.

The HTL 'Seasnake' is a solution which eliminates the need for any divers being present when a Fastlok connection is released. This removes the possibility of any subsea gas release becoming fatal, making these processes much safer.

The second application HTL have provided to Shell is known as the 'Piggy Back'. The Piggy Back is a controlled diverless solution which uses hydraulics remotely to minimise human involvement and ensures a controlled release of any volatile substances.

Shell Oil also used HTL's 'Manual Override'. This is a hydraulically operated rotational tool, designed to ensure controlled manipulation of critical valve systems. Again the focus here is on minimising human involvement in dangerous subsea processes, ensuring that dangerous but necessary work is as safe as it possible can be.

It is this shared commitment to human safety which led Shell Oil to work with HTL to implement these applications in order to improve their subsea operations. To date, all solutions have been a fantastic success and are pivotal to Shell's continued drive for a perfect safety record in subsea processes.

If you have any queries about this kind of subsea work, or would like a demonstration of how HTL's products and applications could help optimise your process, please feel free to contact us.