30/01/2019 -Sound Energy Morocco confirmed HSE improvements as the key benefit of using CLEANWELL® dope-free technology.
Safer and cleaner operationsCLEANWELL® is a multi-function coating replacing both storage and running compounds (dope). Applied directly in the mill on the surface of VAM® connections, the pipe is literally “ready to run”. The coating protects the connection from corrosion or sand contamination, leaving it clean and easy to inspect. By removing dope related operations from the yard and the rig site, CLEANWELL® eliminates risks associated with dope application and removal, such as slippery surfaces, pipe handling and fire hazard. The CLEANWELL® frame packaging ensures safe storage and easy handling of the pipes in accordance to Vallourec’s recommendations.
Reduced water consumptionPre-running operations typically require large volumes of water and solvents to remove dope from the connections. Long-term exposure to solvents and other products can have an impact both on the health of operators and on the environment. CLEANWELL® reduces this impact by drastically reducing water consumption and contamination by hazardous materials.
Running performanceScott BINNIE, VAM® Field Service technician and Abderrzak Mohamed Reda FERHI, Technical Sales representative, were on the rig site to assist the running crew. “We were very pleased to demonstrate the performance of the product for the first running of CLEANWELL® in a desert environment, lengthening its successful track record. Despite a significant rig misalignment issue, we were able to reach a maximum running speed of 11 joints per hour with no damage to connections and zero rejects.”