The ControlCutter technology can instantly release all or part of all anchor chains on semi- submersibles, FPSO’s or accommodation rig in the case of an operational or weather related emergency.
For offshore semi-submersible rigs, anchors can drag over large distances during severe storms and hurricanes, posing major risks of rupturing live oil and gas pipelines and subsea facilities. Remotely releasing these chains from shore could eliminate such risks.
ControlCutter is part of the Joint Industry Project for Arctic mooring as the emergency release tool for disconnect. Utilizing the ControlCutter riser emergency disconnect tool, will allow the operator to pull the rig away from uncontrolled well or a hurricane through selective cutting of mooring lines. The disconnect system almost becomes indispensable in hurricane areas and arctic waters.