It has been an interesting few months working alongside an inventive company like Centraflow. Centraflow was founded less than 2 years ago in Norway by two Drilling and Completions Engineers who wanted to solve a common problem that occurs in deviated and horizontal wells. These high angle wellbores commonly suffer from poor hole cleaning and cement displacement which leads to well integrity issues. Centraflow developed a novel solution which removes low-side cuttings beds and delivers a fully circumferential cement bond saving high cost remedial work.

RED has been supporting product development testing in its Test Facility prior to Centraflow completing full scale trials on a subsea well, offshore Malaysia. This will prove the technology and demonstrate the positive impact their solution can have for the offshore Oil & Gas industry.

With an office in Aberdeen, Centraflow’s UK Director Craig Usher was recommended the services of RED by an existing client. Following development of test methodologies and appropriate test equipment, initial trials were completed in January, with a second series of testing being completed in March.

We asked Craig, why RED? He answered, “RED has delivered very high-quality work and always on time. In addition, brilliant project management with very regular communication opened up time for myself to focus on other areas of the business.”

Brian Valentine, our Business Developer commented, “Our relationship with a client is built on trust and this has been the foundation of success with Centraflow.”

RED is now completing further testing for Centraflow and we asked Craig to describe the value that RED has delivered. He responded, “The main thing that separates RED from other test service providers is the problem-solving mindset of the team. Not only has this proved worthwhile when things don’t go as expected, but throughout the programme RED Engineers have delivered suggestions to improve test quality.”

Another great example of how RED can accelerate the development of innovative equipment and we look forward to continuing to work alongside Craig and his team, supporting the development and introduction of their game changing technology.

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