Qatar Petroleum (QP) is a state owned public corporation established in 1974 and is responsible for all phases of the oil and gas industry in the State of Qatar. The operations and activities of QP and its affiliates are conducted at various onshore locations, including Doha, Dukhan and the Mesaieed and Ras Laffan Industrial Cities, as well as offshore areas, including Halul Island, offshore production stations, drilling platforms and the North Field.
Engineers reported that they had been experiencing issues with valve integrity in over 200 wells, across 3 offshore fields. The amount of time being spent on corrective maintenance soared and it was concluded that the valve lubricant being used was not sufficiently protecting the valve components.
A Lead Production Engineer at Qatar Petroleum engaged with RS Clare’s Technical Sales Manager for the Middle East regarding a trial for Valve Lubricant 601TM in the 200-plus wells where they were experiencing problems. A trial of Valve Lubricant 601TM was initiated and planned for a 12 month period, their expectation was that a higher grade grease would make a big difference to the compromised wells.
The results of the trial was a 100% success rate (14 out of 14 wells) with the application of Valve lubricant 601TM. This meant major cost savings as they no longer had to replace costly Xmas tree valves. The product was applied on wellhead and Xmas tree brands such as Cameron, Wood Group and FMC, on a variety of operational trees including oil producers, powered water injectors, gas injectors and gas producing wells. This demonstrates the wide versatility in terms of OEM valve manufacturers and types of operations that are all suited to Valve Lubricant 601TM.
“During the trial there was substantial noticeable improvement in the valves performance and I’ve recommended to Management that RS Clare’s Valve Lubricant 601TM is to be made the standard lubricant for all QP offshore wells”
Lead Production Engineer, Qatar Petroleum.