Chet Morrison Contractors Introduces Waterless Cleaning Tool for Drilling Risers: MUDBUG

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Chet Morrison Contractors announces a new tool for cleaning drilling and production risers that is safer, faster and more cost-effective than current methods. MUDBUG is an air-actuated, self-propelled device that uses oscillating brushes to clean debris build-up inside risers, moving through the length of the riser and back out again.

MUDBUG is a waterless, air-actuated, self-propelled tool for cleaning drilling risers.

MUDBUG

MUDBUG is a giant leap forward in deepwater riser cleaning. It’s not only more cost-effective and safer, it’s also better for the environment and customer’s bottom line.

Chet Morrison Contractors announces a new tool for cleaning drilling and production risers that is safer, faster and more cost-effective than current methods. MUDBUG is an air-actuated, self-propelled device that uses oscillating brushes to clean debris build-up inside risers, moving through the length of the riser and back out again.

“MUDBUG is a giant leap forward in deepwater riser cleaning,” said John DeBlieux, vice president of Deepwater Riser Services for Chet Morrison Contractors. “It’s not only more cost-effective and safer, it’s also better for the environment and customer’s bottom line.”

Unlike other methods, MUDBUG does not require high-pressure water to remove the rust, scale and drilling mud that builds up in drilling and production risers. Instead, MUDBUG uses only 120-psi air to operate, thus eliminating the problem of water disposal and risk associated with high-pressure washing.

MUDBUG can be operated by a two- or three-man crew instead of the usual five-man team required to clean a riser. Because the device is portable, it can easily be transported via plane or helicopter to any remote location either onshore or offshore. Its small job box (two feet by four feet) takes up very little space, making it ideal for rigs or other offshore operations. When operational, MUDBUG is approximately three feet long and 19 inches in diameter.

The “MUDBUG” name was inspired by the crawfish, which pushes back mud and debris to make its home. It has been successfully tested and used in the offshore environment by major drilling contractors. The device comes with an extra motor and all brushes, and is available exclusively through Chet Morrison Contractors in the United States, Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean and Trinidad. For more information, visit http://www.mudbugrisercleaner.com.

Chet Morrison Contractors provides comprehensive construction, maintenance and abandonment services to the oil and gas industry for land, offshore and shallow-water projects across the globe. Leveraging over three decades of experience, domestic and international facilities and a wide range of specialized resources, Chet Morrison Contractors has developed a reputation as an industry-leading solutions provider. For more information, visit: http://www.chetmorrison.com.

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