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The Well-Safe Guardian



The Well-Safe Guardian is a highly efficient and very experienced Earl & Wright 700 series mid-water Semi-Submersible Unit which has been optimised specifically for Well Decommissioning operations in the UK as part of multi-well, multi-operator well campaigns.

Well-Safe Solutions have applied lessons learned from the execution of over 500 decommissioned wells to ensure the Well-Safe Guardian is the perfect unit to execute all subsea well decommissioning work. Our 5 1/8”, 10Kpsi Subsea Intervention Lubricator (SIL) system is specifically designed to put minimum stress on older wellheads and trees. The on-board 12 person Saturation Diving System (SDS) ensures solutions are found for older hydraulic and manual tree systems and complex decommissioning operations like section milling or casing removal and can be achieved using our 15Kpsi 18 3/4” BOP system. The Well-Safe Guardian is the perfect “one visit” solution to North Sea Well Decommissioning projects.

With the ability to work in water depths to 1500ft, full work class ROV, wellbore fluids handling systems, integrated Section Milling Swarf Recovery, full 15Kpsi cementing and wireline/slickline capability on-board, the Well-Safe Guardian can be deployed to any well decommissioning operation.

After acquiring the Well-Safe Guardian in 2019, Well-Safe put the unit through an extensive overhaul, modernisation and upgrade program in Port of Nigg, Scotland. Specifically, all Special Periodic Survey (SPS) work was completed, a full accommodation replacement carried out and a complete fabric maintenance program executed to ensure complete readiness for the next ten years of offshore operations.


Riserless Light Well Intervention System Deployment

The innovative Subsea Intervention Lubricator (SIL) is a product of industry lessons learned on subsea interventions. Using a riserless light well intervention system from a MODU for subsea well decommissioning will eliminate the need for separate intervention vessel campaigns. The SIL will enable fast, low-cost access to subsea wells by providing a fully integrated package of well control barriers and fluid circulation/ injection facilities in a single package.


Improving sustainability by reducing our carbon footprint

Through the efficiency introduced by utilisation of a moored semi-submersible over dynamically positioned vessels, the Well-Safe Guardian will be able to offer significant fuel savings. Furthermore, the reduced duration of operations correlates with lowered fuel usage, benefitting the goal of creating a carbon footprint as small as possible. The onboard diving system and SIL will mean fewer vessels are required across a campaign, substantially reducing the total fuel usage and greenhouse gases created. The Well-Safe Guardian prides itself on being a smarter, more efficient solution to Well P&A.


Saturation Diving System Operations

Deploying a 12-person saturation diving system from the Well-Safe Guardian eliminates the need for a Dive Support Vessel (DSV). Limiting the number of vessels in-field will help reduce simultaneous operations (SIMOPS) risks and will altogether remove the need for pre-work campaigns with other vessels.


Reducing time and cost by utilising the “one MODU solution”

Dedicated P&A asset: it doesn’t switch between drilling and workover to P&A; it only does P&A. Therefore, the highly skilled crew is focused on the task of well abandonment. Lessons learned are discussed, recorded and immediately implemented, enabling tangible, continuous improvement in operational delivery. Completing full well abandonment with a single vessel in one campaign will yield significant savings from project planning through to execution.