HOUSTON, October 10, 2017 – Weatherford International plc today announced the commercial release of the PressurePro® control system, a fully integrated rotating control device (RCD) and choke system for wellbore pressure management on land.
The PressurePro control system combines the SafeShield® 5M RCD, which has a 5,000 psi rating, with the PressurePro® set-point choke. The system can be used for managed pressure drilling, underbalanced drilling and foam drilling applications.
With semi-automated functionality and a user-friendly interface, the PressurePro system does not require specialized personnel, continual supervision or manual adjustments. Before drilling, the user inputs the desired pressure set point. Then, during drilling, the PressurePro system automatically senses changes in downhole pressure and instantly adjusts the choke to maintain wellbore pressure within ±5 psi of the set point.
“The PressurePro system enables operators to more easily and reliably control wellbore pressure during onshore drilling,” said Etienne Roux, Global Segment President, Drilling and Evaluation at Weatherford. “By automating choke adjustments, the system reduces the number of people on the rig floor and improves health, safety and environmental outcomes.”
Weatherford is one of the largest multinational oilfield service companies providing innovative solutions, technology and services to the oil and gas industry. The Company operates in over 90 countries and has a network of approximately 860 locations, including manufacturing, service, research and development, and training facilities and employs approximately 29,500 people. For more information, visit www.weatherford.com and connect with Weatherford on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
Kelley Hughes, Director of Corporate Communications, Kelley.Hughes@Weatherford.com