Prevention without chemicals.
SPIN is a patented concept that locally will prevent scale from growing in pipes and valves. The patented principle can be applied in valves and other areas where a clean surface is necessary. The SPIN and its effect is proven in an onshore flow loop, and is designed to protect SSSVs. This tool can therefore reduce the need for frequent operation of the valve as well as scale cleaning operations.
April 2018, a pilot of the SPIN was installed in a well in Norway and is currently undergoing field testing.
Forthcoming designs will be related to protection of gas lift valves and ESPs.