Interventek Subsea Engineering has signed a two-year exclusive deal with Louisiana-based Professional Rental Tools (PRT) to supply its in-riser Revolution valve for well intervention operations in the Gulf of Mexico. Interventek will supply its 6.375in 15,000psi valves to PRT this summer.
The Revolution shear and seal valve will be used to enhance PRT’s existing subsea systems offering. The PRT subsea Spanner Joint System interfaces with the rig blowout preventers, subsea tree vendor tubing hanger running tool and downhole functions during installation, workover or removal of subsea completions. The system is designed for deepwater and high working pressure applications. The addition of the Revolution valve enables the user to cut wire or coiled tubing introduced into the well and provides a seal from below after the cut. The valve also offers pump through capability to facilitate well kill operations.
Interventek’s Revolution valve has multiple well control applications. In a single device, the valve provides the capability to cut all types of intervention media while protecting the integrity of its seal. The technology uses separate cutting and sealing components to prevent the seal from being compromised. Resilient seals avoid the use of vulnerable elastomer components for fluid containment, enabling use in high-pressure/high-temperature and large bore applications. External rotary actuators provide the cutting force for the intervention media and hydraulics are kept separate from the wellbore. It is designed to be scaled to meet all wellbore sizes and operating pressures including 20k, provide easy access to components, and for quick manufacturing.
“The design advantage of the Interventek Revolution Valve has allowed it to be easily integrated into the existing PRT Spanner Joint System and offers our customers the additional benefit of being able to cut wireline or coiled tubing and then seal,” said Patrick Placer, chief operating officer and president, PRT. “Through this exclusive partnership, PRT brings to market an enhanced Spanner Joint System giving our clientele more choices and operational benefits.”
Image: Example illustration of the in-riser Revolution Valve/Interventek