Schlumberger

Deepwater MPD Integrated Solution

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Higher service quality and lower cost of ownership through maximized efficiency

The Schlumberger managed pressure drilling (MPD) integrated solution is the industry’s first complete deepwater MPD solution, from reservoir to flare stack, available from a single supplier and from a common platform, effectively minimizing rig footprint while maximizing drilling efficiency and versatility.

Drillers Benefit from Reservoir-to-Flare-Stack MPD

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Full downhole control from a single platform

A key component of this system is the integrated MPD riser joint comprising the Cameron riser gas handling system and the M-I SWACO below-tension-ring rotating control device. The Schlumberger solution includes controls to operate the integrated riser joint, manifolds, and all surface equipment in a single platform while enabling pore pressure, formation fracture pressure, and bottomhole pressure to be balanced and managed at surface.

Safer, more reliable operations through integration

Because only a single umbilical is used for system operation, the integrated solution requires less solution management as well as a reduced footprint for controls and HMI. Further efficiency is derived through fewer personnel needed to operate and execute MPD operations. Integration of components ensures optimal performance and greater reliability, simplifies operations, and decreases personnel requirements and equipment footprint. It also provides a single point of contact and rapid response for all MPD-related matters.

Flexibility to adjust operations in real time

Drilling fluid is supplemented by surface backpressure, which can be adjusted much faster in response to downhole conditions compared with changing mud weights conventionally. Operators can also switch from conventional drilling techniques to MPD, pressurized mudcap drilling, and riser gas handling as well as scale the system up or down as conditions change.

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 Winner, Best Deepwater Technology Award

Winner: 2017 Spotlight on New Technology

Spotlight on New Technology
The MPD integrated solution was recognized as an advanced technology that is leading the industry into the future.