The 3rd of April Wintershall performed the world’s first casing/cementing operation using Halliburton`s Commander Cement Head in combination with WellPartners field proved Casing Landing Assembly (CLA).
With this, the CLA has been utilized on 64 successfull casing/cemeting operations on the NCS. Combining the CLA and the Commander cement head reviled full benefit
of the two technologies, enabling the user to save rig time and improve the HSE during casing installation and cemeting.
The operation was performed on the Vikafjell Exploration Well, using the semisubmersible drilling rig Borgland Dolphin. The use of the CLA saved 2-3 rig hours compared to a traditional
cement head handling operation in addition to adding clear HSE benefits. The use of CLA also enabled the operator to perform maintenance on the top drive as a parallel activity when pressure testing the BOP’s, saving additional 2 hours rig time.