Canadian Natural Offers Internal Pipeline Cutter Tool for Abandonments

May 2017, Vol. 244, No. 5

By Linda Bragg, Dave Burren, Mike Mazerolle and Jeffrey Vanderkley, Canadian Natural Resources Limited

Canadian Natural Resources Limited (Canadian Natural) is an oil and natural gas production company with operations in Western Canada, the U.K. portion of the North Sea and offshore Africa. Technology plays an important part of ensuring safe, effective and efficient operations at Canadian Natural, which led to the creation of a new design for the Three Wheel Internal Pipeline Cutter (IPC) tool. This tool is primarily used for cutting pipeline risers on well sites and pipeline rights-of-way with minimal ground disturbance. Improving Practices There has been an ongoing effort to improve pipe-cutter capabilities for more…

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