Aberdeen-based Meta Downhole Ltd., a downhole isolation company offering complete integrity across the life of the well, announced a contract with Shell for high-performance liner tieback solutions in the Gulf of Mexico.
Meta will supply its V0 ISO14310-certified Meta Liner Tieback, a full axial-load bearing, downhole tubular connection system, gas tight, that connects the liner to a tieback string of casing using Meta’s Metalmorphology technology. This is a metal-to-metal connection with no reduction in internal diameter (ID) and no reliance on elastomers.
Incorporating the Meta liner tieback into its well architecture enables Shell to:
- Plan and deal with worst case discharge scenarios compliant with Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Regulations & Enforcement (BOEMRE);
- Overcome limited IDs in casing strings to achieve high load bearing capabilities;
- Allow asset teams to plan for drilling deeper;
- Provide flexibility of space out
Meta CEO Kevin Stewart noted that the increasing complexity of well architectures has led operators to focus on proactive structural integrity planning at the outset of their drilling programs.