Product Sheet GeoGuard High-Performance Deepwater Safety Valves
Improve reliability over conventional SSVs with novel seal technology for ultradeep setting to avoid deposits in the valve.
GeoGuard deepwater safety valves include an integrated sump and 5-um filter to ensure that the multizone dynamic seal operates in a clean environment. The multizone seal technology was developed and proved with exhaustive verification and validation. The innovative validation methodology we created utilized a unique sapphire crystal bore, enabling the design team to view the seal’s dynamic and static performance in real time while simulating wellbore pressure and temperature conditions. The result was a more reliable dynamic seal solution that is superior to traditional seal systems in the industry.
A nitrogen version of the GeoGuard safety valve further improves reliability, incorporating two fully redundant and independent rod piston actuators. Both systems are fully capable of operating the valve via its dedicated hydraulic control line. If any part of the hydraulic system is compromised, the valve performance will continue as intended through the uncompromised system.
GeoGuard deepwater safety valves are not only designed to API Spec 14A—their performance exceeds the certification requirements: