ICoTA Europe to Focus on Weight Reduction at Next Lunch and Learn

By MarEx 2013-04-12 15:27:00

Leading oil and gas body ICoTA Europe’s next lunch and learn will focus on weight reduction within the Coiled Tubing industry on Tuesday 16th April.

Presented by Ron Clarke, director of Coiled Tube Resource Management, the session will present the case for industry-wide adoption of aluminium as the material of choice for Coiled Tubing and springs before weight becomes a serious issue for both on and offshore operations.

Clarke will also argue that the use of high strength and low weight alloys combined with sound engineering has the potential to significantly improve operations surrounding well intervention.

The lunch session will be held at The Marcliffe Hotel in Aberdeen and will run from 11:45 to 1:45pm.  It is the fourth lunch and learn session being held by ICoTA Europe this year, in the lead up to the 8th Well Intervention seminar being held in Stavanger this June.

ICoTA Europe chairman Michael Taggart said: “This presentation will present a novel method of reducing the weight of well intervention equipment.  With the many challenges faced when mobilising a Coiled Tubing equipment spread a new approach to the manufacture of light weight equipment is welcomed.  Hearing the case for the use of high strength low weight alloys in equipment design will certainly be an interesting one for those attending.”

ICoTA vice-chair Kelly Murray added: “ICoTA Europe’s lunch and learn events are well known for providing excellent opportunities for leaders in the field to discuss and share best practices. The use of lighter weight materials within the industry has been a topic of debate before and this presentation will undoubtedly provide our members with much to think about.

“Our events are fantastic networking opportunities, attracting some of the best minds in the European intervention and Coiled Tubing industry, and we welcome anyone with an interest in the topic to join us.”

Advanced booking is preferable. Places can be booked online with credit card through www.icota-europe.com, telephone 01224 495051 or email icota@rodgerandco.com.

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