Achieves Zero Rejected Joints While Running More Than 1,200 Connections
Reduce the number of rejected joints when running premium completion strings for an onshore gas well.
Minimize rig-up time and rig-down time to prepare for completion running operations.
Enhance safety by reducing the number of required personnel to make up and evaluate the completion connections.
The Weatherford automated connection integrity specialist met with the customer’s completion personnel to discuss operational requirements for the tubular running operation. Weatherford introduced the Vero conventional 7.6-30 system to demonstrate its computer-controlled automatic makeup and autonomous evaluation process.
After demonstrating the value of the system, the customer decided to use it and compare its capabilities against traditional tubular makeup systems from Weatherford.
The crew rigged up and tested the Vero equipment in a workshop with the customer representatives as witnesses.
Later at the rigsite, the crew deployed the conventional system on the drilling rig.
By applying real-time torque monitoring and adaptive speed control, the system successfully made up more than 1,200 connections and saved more than 10 connection rejections compared to industry averages.
Value to Customer
The Vero conventional system enabled the customer to eliminate, rather than merely reduce, rejected joints when making up more than 1,200 connections.
The system not only improved connection integrity, but also minimized rig time. In fact, the crew reduced both rig-up and rig-down times by 25% compared to previous operations.
With its automation capabilities, the system enhanced safety by using 25% fewer personnel in general and 50% fewer personnel for heat stress management when compared to the previous traditional system.