Visit to Site Location: Coiled Tubing Operation
Thursday, 5th November 2015
Some 20 students and lecturers from Politeknik Brunei has paid a visit to the coiled tubing operation operated by Brunei Shell Petroleum Sdn Bhd and NPS Energy(B) Sdn. Bhd at site location H13, Seria on 5th November 2015.
The purpose of the field trip is to allow students to witness the coiled tubing operation in real besides learning the theory covered in the module “Well Intervention”. This field trip was part of a series of activities for Advanced Diploma in Well Engineering SWEN0314/03 students.
Advanced Diploma in Well Engineering SWEN 0314/03 students and lecturers with BSP Sdn. Bhd and NPS Energy (B) Sdn. Bhd crews
Coiled tubing (CT) is a continuous length of steel pipe inserted into a well with the support of equipment for well intervention purposes. Well intervention operation is usually carried out when problems developed such as failure of mechanical equipment at downhole and well plugging which can negatively affect the production rate. The CT technology has also allowed drilling the well, completion string installation and other interesting applications. It is a proven technology with cost- and time-effective solution.
The visit started with safety briefing conducted by BSP’s HSE officer to ensure safety of every personnel involved and BSP’s 12 Life Saving Rules were followed. During the tour, students were briefed of the equipment and set-up of the coiled tubing operation. This visit has also given the opportunity to students to engage with the specialists to obtain more technical information of the operation.
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