Rotating Control Devices

Create a pressure-tight barrier against drilling hazards

The critical component of any closed-loop drilling (CLD) system—and the first line of defense for your wellbore—is the rotating control device (RCD). RCDs create a closed-loop environment to contain and divert fluids and to enable wellbore pressure management. 

Weatherford has achieved many industry milestones for RCDs, from debuting the first RCD in the world in 1968 to completing API testing with nitrogen to validate RCD use in pure gas conditions in 2016. Today, we offer a field-proven portfolio with solutions for all environments.

Surface Rotating Control Devices (Land Series)

Perform closed-loop drilling in all land environments

Based on engineering developments for marine applications, our portfolio of SafeShield® RCDs helps you to reduce nonproductive time, and enhance health, safety, and environmental results in any onshore environment—including highly complex unconventional wells.

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Surface Rotating Control Devices (Land Series)

Subsea Rotating Control Devices (Marine Series)

Perform closed-loop drilling in all marine environments

Built for rugged marine conditions and virtually any offshore application, our portfolio of SeaShield® RCDs help you to protect your personnel, equipment, time, budget, and the environment, even in complex deepwater wells.

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Real Result: SeaShield Model 7875 DS RCD Enables Continuous Drilling Operations and Saves 13 Hours

Real Result: SeaShield RCD and MPD Techniques Enable Re-Entry into a Suspended Well

Real Result: SeaShield Model 7875 DS RCD Enables Efficient Transitions Between Drilling Phases With Zero NPT

Subsea Rotating Control Devices (Marine Series)

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