HOUSTON, May 2, 2017 – Weatherford International plc announced the commercial release of the WFX0 gravel-pack system today at the 2017 Offshore Technology Conference. The WFX0 system is the industry’s first fully integrated gravel-pack system to achieve an API/ISO V0 rating, which validates that it has been tested to the industry’s highest standards with zero gas leakage. By leveraging several V0-rated Weatherford technologies, the system enables gravel-pack completion of multiple openhole zones in a single trip.
The V0 rating makes the system well suited for deepwater applications. By incorporating a deep-set barrier run, the WFX0 system eliminates the need for an intermediate completion which can save approximately two to three days of rig time. Additionally, by using the TerraForm® packer, the system achieves cased-hole functionality in an openhole environment.
“This technology will offer our clients significant time and cost savings, as well as enhanced reliability, in deepwater operations,” said Mark Hopmann, Vice President of Completions at Weatherford. “We are excited to add the WFX0 system to our growing deepwater completions portfolio.”
The WFX0 gravel-pack system is available for the international openhole gravel-pack market only, and is not available for sale in the United States at this time.
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 880 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.
The WFX0 gravel-pack system enables multi-zone gravel-pack completion in a single trip and provides reliable, gas-tight zonal isolation in deepwater wells.
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