Weatherford Unveils Managed Pressure Drilling Tech

May 7, 2019

Image: Weatherford International plc
Image: Weatherford International plc

The Irish-domiciled multinational oil and natural gas service company Weatherford International plc unveiled Victus intelligent managed pressure drilling (MPD), an Industry 4.0 solution that features intelligent control, equipment automation and leading technical competence driven by a global engineering organization.

"Based on experience in more than 7,600 MPD operations, Victus enables operators and drilling contractors to achieve their objectives with unmatched safety and cost savings in deep water, in shallow water or on land," said a press release.

The release claimed that Victus initiates the next generation of MPD by incorporating decades of knowledge and data in thousands of wells across the world into one advanced system.

It integrates rig equipment for machine-to-machine communication, real-time analysis of downhole conditions and rapid automated responses from a central location.

Using an exclusive and time-tested algorithmic model, it precisely maintains bottomhole pressure to enhance the primary well control barrier.

Victus also includes a new automated MPD riser system for floating drilling vessels, which minimizes rig up and rig down time to previously unachievable levels. The integrated, compact and smart riser design reduces installation time from two days to less than 20 minutes.



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