The 13 5/8-in, 10,000-psi variable-bore ram packers endured rigorous extreme temperature testing, including an 11-h hold at 300 degF. The packers also performed exceptionally well at low temperature, successfully completing API testing at 30 degF. Testing was conducted with ABS and DNV as independent third-party witnesses, using virtual monitoring in accordance with COVID-19 protocols.
Growing customer demand drove
development of a product that could
withstand extreme heat and still meet
API Spec 16A Fourth Edition PR2 criteria.
Packer design required limiting rubber
extrusion to fit in existing ram block cavity
dimensions. Rigorous, extreme temperature
testing needed to simulate conditions in
the Permian Basin and the Middle East’s
most challenging wellsites.