Meta’s Liner Tieback Technology Shortlisted for World Oil Awards

Well isolation specialist, Meta Downhole Ltd (Meta), has been shortlisted for the 2015 World Oil Awards. The awards, which honour the upstream energy segment’s leading innovators and innovations, will take place in Houston on 15 October.

Meta’s Liner Hanger technology has been nominated for Best Deepwater Technology, and is competing against two technologies from one of the biggest global services companies for the title.

The Liner Hanger has no elastomers. Crucially to Operators this means it meets the worst-case ‘Maximum Discharge’ standard ratings in the Gulf of Mexico. Additionally, this technology allows the liner hanger to make an optimum connection as the method is insensitive to casing ID tolerances.

Underpinned with Meta’s patented Metalmorphology technology, the Meta Liner Tieback makes planning for future drilling and production challenges easier.

By morphing metal downhole, it connects the liner to a tieback receptacle built into the previously run casing string, resulting in a fully compliant, V0 ISO14310 certified, metal-to-metal connection, with no reduction in internal diameter and no reliance on elastomers, capable of offering full integrity for the lifetime of the well.

The Liner Tieback means no weak points in the completions or casing string and pre-empts unforeseen structural integrity issues.

Limited IDs in casing strings can be overcome to achieve high load bearing capabilities, and through pre-installation the start-up of slot recovery operations when the well needs a change of direction due to a depleted reservoir are made possible, thus future proofing a well.

The durability of a metal-to-metal seal enables the Liner Tieback to operate at pressures of up to 13,500psi at temperatures of 320F, with an axial load bearing capability of up to 3,500,000lbs, making it ideal for deepwater challenges.

Over the past few years, Meta has received a number of prestigious accolades for its ground-breaking technology, including a Queens Award for Enterprise, Platt’s Global Energy Award, Innovation of the Year in the Africa Oil and Gas Awards, Chamber of Commerce and Business Enterprise awards for innovation.