Managed Pressure Drilling

Achieve unmatched safety and cost savings

Managed pressure drilling (MPD) started as an essential technique for drilling wells with narrow pore-pressure, fracture-gradient windows. Now, it is also a performance-enhancing solution. As the MPD leader, Weatherford has provided a field-proven portfolio of related technologies and services for five decades and counting. Ranging from automated to intelligent, our MPD offerings help you to enhance safety, lower well-construction costs, reduce well-control risks, and increase production.

Reinforce your response

Automated Well Control

Weatherford MPD technologies and Safe Influx Automated Well Control integrate in an exclusive, leading-edge combination that reinforces your capabilities for influx management with a quick, seamless transition from the primary to secondary well barrier.

Drill without defeat

Victus Intelligent MPD

Victus intelligent MPD helps you to precisely maintain bottomhole pressure in operations from land to deep water. Using the industry’s most advanced algorithmic model, it provides real-time analysis and rapid responses.

Intelligent MPD

Take control of your onshore drilling operations

PressurePro® Control System

Our PressurePro control system—comprised of the SafeShield® RCD and PressurePro set-point choke—puts simple, precise wellbore-pressure-management technology for any onshore drilling application in your hands.

Create a pressure-tight barrier against drilling hazards

Rotating Control Devices

We offer rotating control devices (RCDs) that safely contain and divert fluid returns and enable wellbore pressure management in environments ranging from conventional onshore to deep water.

 Rotating Control Devices

Trip safer and faster in closed-loop drilling operations

Downhole Deployment Valves

A no-snub, no-kill alternative to conventional tripping techniques, our DDV® downhole deployment valve system helps you to increase tripping speeds, enhance personnel safety, and minimize formation damage in closed-loop drilling operations.

Downhole Deployment Valves

Manage inflow from the formation during drilling

Underbalanced Drilling

Our underbalanced drilling (UBD) services control the inflow of reservoir fluids into the wellbore while you drill to minimize near-wellbore damage, increase well productivity, and reduce drilling problems.

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