Conductor anchor node technology, London

7 October, 2015 | 18:00 - 20:00

Finding the best way to build a well on the seabed.
Finding the best way to build a well on the seabed.

About this event

Conductor Anchor Node Technology, by Wolfgang Mathis

Conventional top-hole construction will be compared to Conductor Anchor Node (CAN) technology. Technical strengths and weaknesses of both strategies will be compared and discussed. The ability to start the well construction from a subsea construction vessel will be presented and the cost benefits highlighted.

Geotechnical Considerations, by Roi Santos

The geotechnical aspects will be presented as a case study of an installation project. The case study will cover the principles behind the calculation of installation predictions, the capacity analysis and will show a comparison between predictions and actual installation records.


Wolfgang Mathis

Wolfgang earned his MSc and PhD at the Mining University of Leoben, Austria. During his education he studied for one year at NTNU in Trondheim and did his master's thesis at the Shell Research Centre in Rijswijk, The Netherlands.

He has 14 years of international work experience and has held several leading positions related to development, testing and implementation of products relating to drilling engineering. He is currently employed as Technical Manager at NeoDrill.

Roi Santos

Roi earned a BSc and MSc in Ocean Sciences and Marine Installations from Vigo University, Spain, an MSc in Applied Marine Geosciences from Bangor University, and an MSc in Soil Mechanics from Imperial College, London. He joined Gardline Geosciences in 2006 and has been involved in multiple large scale offshore site investigations around the world.

Currently, he leads the geotechnical consultancy team at Gardline, providing technical advice to the R&D and site investigation teams.