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Case Study: Mirage Subsea's Diamond Wire Saw makes the cut in pipeline decommissioning project

Posted by Alan Hillier on Nov 20, 2015 1:16:21 PM


One of Mirage Subsea’s Diamond Wire Saws (MDWS) was the product chosen to enable a major Saudi Arabian operator to successfully decommission a subsea pipeline.

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Topics: Subsea, Subsea news, diamond wire saw, pipe cutting and bevelling, pipeline decommissioning

Infographic: The future of UKCS oil & gas decommissioning

Posted by Alan Hillier on Nov 18, 2015 11:00:00 AM


With North Sea oil and gas decommissioning activity set to boom, the Mirage team have decided to bring together some key numbers to help provide a snapshot of the challenges lying ahead. The infographic below demonstrates the scale of the task, the money needed to be spent and also gives an insight into the ageing assets within the region. 

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Topics: North Sea, platform decommissioning, pipeline decommissioning

Single Drill Unit vs Double Drill Unit: What’s the difference?

Posted by Simon Pownall on Nov 12, 2015 8:30:00 AM

Mirage’s in-house design team have worked tirelessly to design, develop and manufacture the Single Drill Unit and Double Drill Unit for use subsea. The drills core use is to enable the recovery of oil rig conductors and casing strings without the need for extensive diver intervention – reducing safety risks.

Alongside the safety improvements are impressive time and cost savings – reducing time on site from days to hours, leading to a significant cost saving in man hours. Now successfully used on site exclusively by fellow Acteon company, Claxton Engineering, these machines are now available as part of Mirage’s standard product range.

Despite being classed as the same product range, the Single Drill Unit and Double Drill Unit offer a different solution for applications subsea…

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Topics: Subsea, drilling

In focus: MSF Low Clearance Split Frame Clam Shell

Posted by Simon Pownall on Nov 5, 2015 12:00:00 PM



In this regular feature for the Mirage blog, we'll be taking an in-depth look at a specific portable machine tool. This week we're inspecting the MSF low clearance split frame clam shell pipe cutter.

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Topics: pipe casing and cutting

Mirage complete subsea window machining project

Posted by Simon Pownall on Oct 29, 2015 12:00:00 PM


Mirage has recently completed a subsea window machining project that entailed the repair of a conductor in Apache North Sea, Forties Delta, in 115m water depth. The conductor, a 26-1/2” installation required a 1.3 x 0.45m window machining with 50mm radii 9m from the seabed so a mud dump vent clamp could be fitted successfully.

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Topics: Subsea


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