2H Offshore, an Acteon company, has been appointed by Weatherford Secure Drilling® services to manage the design and delivery of the riser equipment for its Managed Pressure Drilling (MPD) system.
The project award follows a successful feasibility study carried out by 2H Offshore, which outlined multiple integrated concepts for the system. 2H’s scope of work now includes the development and delivery of MPD riser stack equipment for the next two generations of Weatherford’s MPD systems for offshore applications.
Despite the success that has been achieved using MPD offshore to date, there are still some challenges with the ability of offshore, particularly deepwater, rigs to accommodate MPD technologies. Weatherford is developing a fully integrated MPD solution that can be easily incorporated into nearly any deepwater drilling vessel, improving the adaptability and implementation for deepwater MPD systems.