Scale Protection has developed and will install a new version of its SPIN® tool for inorganic scale prevention in downhole safety valves (DHSV) for an UK operator this summer.
The new design will be placed below a wireline retrievable DHSV, changing the flow pattern through the valve in order to prevent scale growth in the flowtube area. In this design the SPIN® is an add-on to the DHSV and will not need a separate installation run.
The development is part of an Innovation Contract between Innovation Norway and Scale Protection.
The first generation of the SPIN® was installed inside a tubing retrievable DHSV in a well in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea in April 2018. This installation has reduced the need for remedial cycling of the valve for scale removal by 75%, hence significantly reduced the non-productive time of this well.
“Introducing a new tool to our toolbox together with a strong partner is a significant milestone for Scale Protection as a provider of scale monitoring and prevention services to the industry,” says Ole Magnar Drønen, CEO and founder of Scale Protection.