The Well-Safe Guardian is a former semisubmersible drilling unit. Extensive work is currently being carried out to upgrade the rig, converting the asset into a bespoke plug and abandonment (P&A) unit.
Texo Integrity+ were tasked with the removal of the drilling package on the Guardian whilst the asset was berthed in the Cromarty Firth.
The scope of works included the removal of the Top Drive, Drill String Compensator and the Travelling Block. The HP, air, hydraulic and electrical service loops were disconnected and removed, ready for back-load.
Texo Integrity+ mobilised a 5-man multi-disciplinary Rope Access team to carry out the works. The team consisted of Construction Foreman, Welder, Rigger, Electrician and Inspector – accompanying our client to the asset to execute the work scope.
Whilst on-board, additional work-scopes were identified and carried out to assist other contractors in the overall project.
This mitigated the need for mobilising additional personnel and equipment.
Post project feedback from the client has been outstanding, with excellent scores across the spectrum for the project delivery metrics.
The work package delivery was extremely well received by the end client. Ashley Simpson, Well-Safe Guardian, Barge Engineer said: “They certainly impressed me with their can-do attitude, excellent strong work ethics and eagerness to assist any other department when requested. The amount of work they achieved (most of which had a high potential for injury or major dropped object), to have completed this without one single incident is testament to the level of leadership, teamwork and communication displayed by the MRDS/TEXO employees. Having had to reassess the task and look at alternative ways to complete the operation, presented certain challenges. This was handled with the highest level of professionalism at all times. Their experience and knowledge was vital to ensuring that the operation continued without the need for a project shutdown.”
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