Hydrawell’s innovations come from listening to clients’ challenges and downhole problems. The company was set up in 2008 in response to the recognition that reductions in well decommissioning costs would be highly beneficial to the industry. Since then the organisation has successfully delivered a number of systems which have significantly reduced costs associated with annulus remediation and verification.
The founders of the company continue to be involved along with a growing group of more recent recruits, and our passion for problem solving remains undiminished. Together, our team has a wide experience in downhole tooling development, well decommissioning design and managing the delivery of safe and effective well operations. We continue to identify and develop innovative solutions to the challenges our clients present us, always seeking better, more cost effective and safe approaches to well performance and decommissioning economics.
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A subsea well which was to be abandoned, had a live annulus which required to be isolated before the full abandonment could be safely completed. Isolation had to be achieved without damaging the external casing.
Five wells needed to be plugged in connection with shutdown of an abandoned platform gas field on the UKCS. The quality of the existing annular cement at the barrier locations was either unknown or believed to be poor.
HydraWell was asked to support the operator in a four well abandonment campaign for suspended subsea production gas wells at 115 metres water depth. A key challenge was to ensure a quick turnaround from a planning perspective, in readiness for the offshore operations.
Erlend holds a bachelor's degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Bergen, Norway. He has 14 years of experience in the oil field, which includes development and field trial of new multilateral liner hanger systems and drilling with liner systems.
The past 8 years he´s held various operational positions with HydraWell before becoming the Sales Manager.
Erlend has contributed to the continuous development of HydraWell's proprietary technology, PWC, Perf-Wash-Cement®, both onshore and offshore.
Erlend can solve a Rubiks Cube in under 10 seconds and likes to run 4 times a week training for the Marathon.
Chief Commercial Officer
Tom has over 30 years’ experience in the oilfield following obtaining a B.Sc. and Ph.D in Chemical Engineering from the University of Birmingham.
After running wellsite and production operations in Oman, the UK North Sea and the Netherlands for Shell, he has held a variety of business development and engineering positions for a number of service organisations.
Specialising in the well abandonment sector since 2010, Tom has designed over 1,100 abandonments in 12 countries and been involved in executing 11 operational campaigns.
Tom was ranked among the top three decathletes in Britain and holds the over-50 decathlon world champion title.
Sales & Operations Engineer
Calum holds an SVQ Level III qualification in Mechanical Engineering and has 15 years oilfield experience in supervisory and management positions in the service sector.
He has extensive experience in the north Sea and overseas before setting up our UK business.
Calum carries particular expertise in Tubing Conveyed Perforating having managed technical guidance and operations, and been involved in the specification and development of a bespoke gun system, for a major service company.
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