Applications and Benefits

hydrate remediation

Chukar Waterjet played a key role in helping to stop the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill by providing ultra-high pressure waterjet equipment and application expertise to blast away hydrate ice crystals that had formed inside a containment cap at the Macondo well spill site, clogging the containment system.

safer cutting underwater

Waterjet cuts without heat or flames, providing a much safer alternative for cutting than traditional cutting tools.

multi string cutting with abrasive water jet

Chukar's subsea abrasive water jet cutting systems provide a safer and more effective method for cutting multiple strings of grouted casing, including casings with improper or failing grout.

Water Blasting 3LPP Coating

Seeing is believing!  Chukar subsea waterjets blast away the toughest coatings with ease, including 3LPP, or 3-Layer polypropylene.

Improve safety and efficiency of subsea operations with Chukar Waterjet's Deepwater Subsea Waterjet equipment.

Chukar Waterjet's underwater water jet cutting and blasting equipment is capable of operating at depths in excess of 3000 meters and is effective at cutting steel up to 250 mm thick or waterjet blasting at pressures up to 3900 bar.

Chukar's subsea waterjet equipment has numerous applications for deepwater emergency response operations, salvage operations, and rapid de-mobilization operations. It can be used to blast away coatings and marine growth to inspect welds, or as a cutting tool in emergency response and salvage operations. Chukar systems quickly blast away even the toughest coatings, including three-layer polypropylene (3LPP), and provide a safer, more effective method for cutting multi-string grouted casings for well severance. 

Waterjetting equipment also may be used to provide turbulence in a stream of methanol for hydrate remediation, an application Chukar developed in emergency response to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, when the company was asked to rapidly manufacture a system to clear a clogged containment system 1500 meters underwater.