Drilling support

As offshore drilling operations move into ultra-deepwater, drilling systems, personnel and procedures are critical to successful and cost-effective drilling operations.

For well clean-up and well commissioning, Helix can provide rental IRS systems to help reduce the cost required to bring wells online. Helix can also support offshore oil and gas exploration worldwide with well intervention services and robotics tooling.

Another option to reduce well commissioning costs can be found in the seamless interface of Helix vessels with Schlumberger services and technologies through our Subsea Services Alliance.

The Alliance combines the expertise and capabilities of its partners to form an advanced subsea well intervention and commissioning portfolio: including project management, marine support, well services, and subsea well access and control. Using a combination of our advanced subsea intervention vessels and well access systems with operating methodologies developed over many decades, we can deliver faster, more efficient and safer intervention performance than drilling units or a vessel of opportunity, and at materially lower cost. 

With more than 30 years of experience providing support to offshore operators around the globe, Helix has the experience and expertise to safety perform the following drilling support operations:

  • Well flow-back and well clean up
  • Well commissioning
  • Trenching
  • Top hole drilling
  • Remedial well intervention as required
  • Subsea construction
  • Tooling
  • Hydrate coring
  • Pipeline and umbilical tie in
  • ROV support
  • Pilot hole drilling

Last updated: 4/27/2022

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