STACK-DOWN SYSTEM IMPROVES RELIABILITY AND EFFICIENCY OF TIE-BACK OPERATIONS
ABU DHABI United Arab Emirates (Nov. 13, 2017) - Weir Oil & Gas, a leading upstream provider of pressure pumping and pressure control equipment and services, today announced the introduction of its WMSS10 Mudline Suspension System for exploratory and developmental wells. This stack-down system eliminates debris traps, improves reliability and enhances efficiency of tieback operations in offshore operations.
Weir’s WMSS10 Mudline Suspension System transfers the weight of the well to the seabed. It offers a method of disconnect for all casing strings, allowing the temporary abandonment of a well in a minimum amount of time and without having to cut casings. Casing strings can be easily reconnected for surface completion on a production platform wellhead deck.
The WMSS10 Mudline Suspension System features a series of hangers with landing and load rings located on load shoulders to transfer the weight of each casing string to the conductor and the seabed while drilling from a jack-up.
“The introduction of our WMSS10 Mudline Suspension System enhances our product offering and enables us to offer a complete wellhead related equipment solution,” said Gordon Cameron, President of Weir Oil & Gas Pressure Control for the Eastern Hemisphere.
The WMSS10 is designed for high-capacity casing hang-off loads and high pressure STD and H2S wells to allow operators to run casings to deeper depths. The stack-down configuration provides a washout point below the previous sealing area.
Metal-to-metal sealing protects against high pressures and corrosive fluids while separate running and tieback threads offer protection during drilling and temporary well abandonment. Generous flow-by areas maximize circulation during the cementation process. Additionally, generous washout ports in the running tool eliminate cement contamination. Long lead-in allows for self-aligned easy stabbing.
The standard casing configuration is 30” x 20” x 13-3/8” x 9-5/8” with 10,000 psi working pressure for STD and H2S application.
This announcement is part of Weir’s participation in the 2017 Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference held November 13-16. Throughout the conference, Weir is demonstrating its innovations to improve reliability and efficiency for oil and gas operations in Hall 9, Booth 9536.
About Weir Oil & Gas
Weir Oil & Gas provides superior products and service solutions, which make our upstream customers more efficient. More customers choose our pressure pumping solutions than any other. We provide well service & stimulation pumps, flow control products and replacement expendable parts. Our pressure control solutions include wellheads, valves and frac trees, mud-gas separation equipment including chokes, separators, & environmental containment equipment. Engineered mechanical and rotating equipment repairs and upgrades, oilfield and drilling equipment repair and certification, rapid prototyping of spare parts, robust asset management and field engineering services, are delivered globally by Weir Oil & Gas Services based in Dubai, UAE. In July 2017, the company acquired KOP Surface Products, a provider of advanced pressure control wellhead technologies, systems and services, extending its reach in the Asia Pacific region. Weir Oil & Gas is part of The Weir Group PLC.
Founded in 1871, Weir is one of the world’s leading engineering businesses with 14,000 people operating in more than 70 countries. Discover more at www.global.weir.