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8th March 2018

ICON Neodrill Conductor Anchor Node has AOG Conference covered

ICON Neodrill Conductor Anchor Node has AOG Conference covered
  • The newly installed Conductor Anchor Node (CAN) features on the 2018 AOG Conference magazine cover of Oil & Gas Australia

  • It is ICON and Neodrill's first deployment of a CAN in Australasia


Neodrill AS of Norway and Perth based partner, ICON Engineering Pty Ltd have designed, fabricated and installed the first Conductor Anchor Node (CAN) in SE Asia. The CAN forms the beginning of an exploration well, providing huge load capacity in soft soils.

The CAN is pictured here in a Batam construction yard prior to loading and seafastening.

The CAN is a specially designed suction anchor with an integrated, pre-cemented conductor and is installed by boat ahead of the rig's arrival, removing the 36’’ (42’’) hole drilling, conductor running and cementing operations from the rig drilling schedule.

It was recently installed at around 1500m on an offshore West Australian deepwater well by the Siem Amethyst AHTS (Anchor Handling Tug Supply) vessel.

At the Australasian Oil & Gas Exhibition & Conference (AOG), discover the latest products and innovations from hundreds of Australian and international leading distributors and manufacturers that are driving the industry forward. To register for free entry simply follow the link www.aogexpo.com.au

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