Maintain steady circulation during drillpipe connections
The SteadyState® continuous flow system improves your drilling performance, enhances safety, and reduces formation damage by constantly circulating drilling fluid to the wellbore when adding or removing drillpipe stands. This steady circulation helps you to achieve constant bottomhole pressure, mitigate fluctuations in equivalent circulating density and downhole pressure spikes, and ultimately stay within the safe drilling margins of a narrow window.
The system—comprised of a sub that crowns the top of a drillpipe stand and a remote control panel—gives you the ability to redirect drilling fluid from the standpipe to the side port of the sub and back. The modular design and small rig-floor footprint facilitates seamless integration with other rig components.