Cofferdam over a well head installation
COFFERDAM OVER A WELL HEAD INSTALLATION
In 2015, the CAPE VLT-320 was used to install a 5.7 meter diameter cofferdam over a leaking plugged and abandoned oil well in order to repair the leak.
The pile was divided into two bolted sections of 11.3 and 6.7 meter and installed at Weeks Island in Louisiana, USA. The first section was placed onto the mudline, after which the CAPE VLT was placed on top and used to vibrate the first section to target penetration.
After the CAPE VLT was removed, the second section was placed and bolted to the first section. Finally, the CAPE VLT was placed on top again to vibrate the complete cofferdam to final penetration.
Leaking well containment
Section 1: 11.3m / Section 2: 6.7m
52t and 34t
Pile wall thickness
No. of piles
1 (2 sections)
Weeks Island, Louisiana
Oil & gas
Operator or end customer
Main Reasons for solution choice
CAPE VLT-320 Single
Max. line pull
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