Since its beginnings in 1981, Hot-Hed® International is one of the few Oilfield Service Companies in the Petroleum Industry that has installed and repaired tens of thousands of wellheads for various large petroleum and gas companies around the world.
Hot-Hed® International installs well heads utilizing our specially engineered, controlled heat source - the Hot-Hed® Preheater / Postheater for Wellhead Installations - that helps produce superior welds, regardless of weather, quickly and efficiently.
Our Wellhead Installation Services are guaranteed to be provided onsite by our fully-qualified and extensively-experienced Engineers and Technicians.
Following is a set of photos and descriptions pertaining to onsite work completed by Hot-Hed® International South America in Neuquen, Argentina for REPSOL.
REPSOL requested that Hot-Hed recondition an oil well that was abandoned many years ago using the method that was widely available and accepted at that time. Abandonment of the oil well was originally completed by pumping cement over the cellar until the top of the casing was covered.
Hot-Hed® Argentina returned to repair the problematic wells by cementing them in the past-accepted manner of well abandonment - from the inside out. In order to fulfill then-current standards of oil well abandonment, old cement was removed and new casing was added to the older casing to extend its length sufficiently for the cementing equipment and tools that were used. REPSOL also requested that Hot-Hed® clean the existing oil well, extend the casing, install a wellhead and tighten (nipple-up) the union between the 9 5/8" wellhead and the 9 5/8" to 7" reducer. All of the tasks were done with a cherry picker style crane and ultra-portable equipment (i.e. diesel welding machines and air compressors etc.) that make these types of projects possible without the use of a derrick.
Once the project was completed, Hot-Hed® International S.A. Argentina crews were called out to nipple-down the sections that our Wellhead Installation Engineers & Crews had previously installed and to recuperate the wellhead for future use.