Decommissioning Services – Cost-Effective Methods to Abandon Wells & Recover Conductors

Claxton Engineering now offer decommissioning and well abandonment services in order to tackle the most significant abandonment projects in the North Sea and further afield.

Online PR News – 27-September-2010 – – Selecting an organisation that provides successful, cost-effective decommissioning services with a proven track record can be a critical success factor. Fortunately Claxton Engineering is on hand to meet these demands, supported by toolsets and processes which save time and get the job done safely.

With over two decades of experience, Claxton has become a key player in well abandonment, applying their best-in-class technologies to complete many of the industry’s most significant abandonment projects – Claxton performed the first-ever rigless.

While many oil fields in the North Sea region are on the decline, industry experts predict that the decommissioning of these ageing fields will prove a significant operating challenge. In fact estimates suggest that decommissioning services could be worth more than £19.5 billion to the UK coffers.

Claxton provides a total solution for well abandonment and decommissioning. These services include:

• Supply of experienced and highly professional engineering personnel
• Installation of appropriate isolations
• Supply of appropriate interface adaptors for wellhead recovery
• Wellhead and Christmas tree removal
• Conductor recovery
• Bespoke interfaces to facilitate rigless operations
• Platform or subsea abandonment campaigns
• Control-line and casing cutting

Choose Claxton for a company that is bold and experienced in tackling the operating needs of its clients at an extraordinary pace. Indeed, Claxton has a bulging portfolio of decommissioning projects in the North Sea and across the Middle- and Far East.


Claxton, an Acteon company, provides engineering and services to the offshore jack-up drilling community across the life of the asset from pre-drilling to drilling, production and decommissioning.

Claxton has been responsible for many industry innovations, including the now-standard positive grip tension ring and, more recently, work on world-first 12,200psi, full bore NACE compliant high pressure riser technology.