Westerton Cutting Tool

Specialist cutting tool requires no radio silence, explosives, or chemicals.

The Westerton Electric Cutting Tool (WECT) is an electric wireline deployed high-precision cutting solution for cutting single strings of casing, tubing or drillpipe, or completion components such as cut-to-release packers. The system provides a machine-shop like quality of cut far simplifying subsequent operations. It can make single or multiple cuts accurately, efficiently and quickly with an industry recognized success rate of > 85%.

 

Real-time data gives our clients immediate notification as to cut progress and completion, taking away any uncertainty as to the next step to be taken. No radio silence is required during the Westerton Cutting Tool operation and it avoids the need for explosives or chemicals minimizing risks to HS&E non-compliance.

 

 

ACCURACY, SPEED AND EFFICIENCY

 

Depending on application, Westerton Cutting Tools can be provided with either a single or multiple blade cutting configuration driven by a downhole electric motor. A unique six-point anchoring and centralizing system keeps the cutter centered and stationary throughout the process, and a real-time surface read-out monitors the cut and indicates when the operation is complete. Its speed means that a 5-inch drill pipe can normally be cut in under 7 minutes.

 

 

CONTINUAL TECHNOLOGY ADVANCEMENT

 

We are constantly looking at how technology can be advanced, so that we can provide the optimal solutions for downhole operations. Our cutting tool offering continues to evolve to ensure precision, accuracy and efficiencies are optimized to stay ahead of the complex downhole changes that our industry demands.

 

 

GLOBAL SERVICE CAPABILITY

 

We rent cutting and punching systems for use both on and offshore and provide skilled engineers to operate them. Mobilizing the system for the duration of a project is recommended so that it is available as soon as it is needed, minimizing disruption and saving downtime. Experienced engineers can be flown globally, whenever you need them.

 

 

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