Projects

Project

Claxton Engineering Services Ltd & University of Aberdeen - Subsea Laser Cutting Tool

Technology Organisation

Claxton Engineering Services Ltd & University of Aberdeen

A joint project with the University of Aberdeen and Claxton Engineering Services Ltd

University?of?Aberdeen - Subsea Laser Cutting Tool

Project summary

This project aims to develop an automated laser cutting platform with efficient power, electric manipulation, feed-back control and monitoring systems.

Building on initial research conducted through the University of Aberdeen in 2008-2014, the project aims to develop a high power laser cutting system specifically for decommissioning applications in the offshore oil and gas environment. Once proven, the system will reduce operational time and improve decomissioning efficiency.

Claxton are a key partner in the project, providing deployment engineering expertise and a commercial route to market for this technology.

The aim of the project is for the University of Aberdeen and Claxton to take this technology from TRL4 to TRL 5 during this phase of the project.

Challenge

Decommissioning

Vision

Fix Today

Entry TRL

4

Field Trial

No

Technology

Subsea Laser Cutting Tool

Type

Develop

Target TRL

5

Potential Industry Value

Based on 5000+ subsea wells, if 20% applied this new technique it would unlock around £10million savings.