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Vero™ Automated Connection Integrity Service

Exceeds Previous Running Speeds by 30%, Delivers Zero Rejected Joints

Objectives

  • Enhance connection integrity during pipe makeup.
  • Reduce rejected joints.
  • Decrease rig-up and rig-down times.

Our Approach

  • Weatherford tubular-running specialists met with the customer to discuss tubular-running goals and requirements to complete an offshore well.
  • After reviewing all the information, the team recommended the Vero conventional system, which automatically controls pipe makeup and evaluation until the final torque.
  • The team rigged up the Vero system in only 51 minutes. By comparison, rigging up traditional tubular-running equipment takes 90 minutes.
  • By applying real-time torque monitoring and adaptive speed control, the system successfully made up over 800 connections with zero rejected joints.
  • The adaptive speed-control feature of the system automatically controlled makeup and exceeded previous running speeds on the same rig by 30%.
  • The Weatherford team rigged down the system in only 31 minutes compared to 52 minutes using traditional tubular-running methods.
  •  The team turned over the well to the operator.

Value to Customer

  • The Vero automated connection service enhanced integrity by automating the makeup process and delivering a 2% variance of the standard deviation on final torque values.
  • The automated makeup process also delivered zero rejected joints out of 837 total connections.
  • The reduced amount of equipment and simple rig-up process decreased rig-up time by 45% and reduced rig-down time by 50% compared to traditional tubular-running methods.
Details

Location

United Arab Emirates

Well Type

Offshore, oil

Liner Sizes

  • 4-1/2 in.
  • 6-5/8 in.

Products/Services

Vero™ Automated Connection Integrity Service Exceeds Previous Running Speeds by 30%, Delivers Zero Rejected Joints

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