Vertical pipe handling system
Perform all vertical pipe handling operations on the drill floor.
Consistent, time- and energy-saving handling and makeup of drilling tubulars and BHA components
The horizontal tubular handling system (HTHS) is an integrated solution specifically for land drilling operations. The system is designed to horizontally make up and break out various combinations of drilling tubulars, BHA, and casing, away from well center. The system comprises two modular components engineered to work together:
However, the system is modular for the flexibility in how the system is used. The catwalk and bucking machine can be moved to support other drilling rigs in a field when needed.
The HTHS enables makeup and breakout of double stands of casing and triple stands of drillpipe, horizontally away from the rig floor. Estimated savings for casing running is up to 45%, and time saved on BHA makeup and programming is estimated at up to 65%, based on existing rig data from Schlumberger operations. Schlumberger can simulate additional savings for stand building and rig moves.