Industry Article: Integration Enables Deepwater MPD Solution with a Single Control System

High levels of integration also enable small size, light weight of riser joint, which can be picked up and deployed in a single lift

Publication: Drilling Contractor
Publication Date: 03/12/2018

Eva Vigh, Editorial Coordinator, Drilling Contractor, speaks exclusively with Bas Liezenberg, DPM deepwater product champion, M-I SWACO a Schlumberger company.

Integration Enables Deepwater MPD Solution with a Single Control System

The industry’s first complete deepwater MPD solution, from reservoir to flare stack, effectively minimizes rig footprint while maximizing drilling efficiency and versatility. Image courtesy of Stena Drilling and Schlumberger.

Bas Liezenberg highlighted the introduction of the industry’s first complete deepwater MPD integrated solution from Schlumberger that uses only one control system and requires fewer personnel to operate. The system features a riser joint – including a rotating control device (RCD), a slim-line annular blowout preventer and flow spool – that weighs just over 80,000 lb and measures 40-ft long, making it the shortest and lightest available on the market, commented Liezenberg. “Our goal was to reduce the total cost of ownership,” he said.

The small size and light weight of the riser joint is enabled by a high level of integration, where all components of the riser joint were integrated into one design. “The MPD riser joint is operated through a single umbilical, which is also an integration of two umbilicals into one, to the single control system. The control system itself is also an integration of five control systems into one,” Liezenberg said.

The integration of M-I SWACO and Cameron systems allows the components to be visible to one another at all times and react in a pre-designed and coordinated manner. The control system has previously been deployed in North America, Latin America, Norway, Russia, Africa, Southeast Asia and the Middle East to drill more than 400 wells.

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