RapidX TAML 5 High-Strength Multilateral Junction | SLB


TAML 5 high-strength, hydraulic-sealed multilateral junction

RapidX junction initiates deep in the well, eliminating the need for casing and cement to surface.

Improve access to reserves for new developments or retrofit applications

Multilateral well completions maximize reservoir contact per well, reducing the number of wells required. Having fewer, more ideally targeted wells simplifies surface and subsea infrastructure designs and reduces field development costs and environmental impact.

RapidX TAML 5 high-strength, hydraulic sealed multilateral junction delivers maximum reservoir contact, faster time to production, and more flexibility with lower capex as compared with conventional single-bore well development or sidetracks after plug and abandonment (P&A).

Its simpler installation and more robust, field-proven technology reduce operator risk, and its large bore enables higher production rates as compared with conventional multilateral systems, especially in retrofit applications.

RapidX TAML 5 high-strength, hydraulic-sealed multilateral junction
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Decarbonize Your Operations

RapidX and RapidXtreme multilateral junctions are part of our Transition Technologies portfolio, offering collaborative full-field development solutions to sustainably drive high performance for decreased carbon impact. They maximize the value of existing infrastructure and reduce total well count, simultaneously minimizing emissions and maximizing business benefit.

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Casing sizes: 7, 9⅝, and 10¾ in
Pressure rating: up to 2,500 psi [17,200 kPa]

Reduce well counts to reduce carbon footprint, risk, time to production, and capex

RapidX junction provides pressure isolation to 2,500 psi [17,200 kPa]. This field-proven, strong, reliable, and robust technology combines simple installation with junction flexibility and large IDs in both the lateral and main bore.

The junction features sealing with a continuously interlocking rail system to create one of the strongest TAML 5 junctions in the industry. The junction stabilizes the formation at the casing exit and is well suited for unstable or caprock applications. Because the lateral liner is run before the junction, conventional extended-reach lateral liner technologies can be used.

RapidX multilateral junctions are fully stackable and enable selective reentry to laterals with wireline, coiled tubing, or drillpipe. The junctions install without any preset casing orientation, enabling retrofitting in existing wellbores.

RapidX junctions are also fully retrievable and compatible with sandface completions.

A rendering of the multilateral junction in the subsurface and an ROV in the sea above.

Vår Energi Saves Millions with Industry’s First Subsea Retrofit Multilateral Wells

Without adding additional infrastructure, RapidX junctions deliver access to up to 8,000,000 bbl of oil from subsea reservoirs with minimal CO2 emissions impact.


Support industry carbon intensity reduction goals―and your sustainability KPIs

Multilateral well construction and completions reduce generated and embodied carbon during field development. Drilling rigs that are used to drill the boreholes represent sources of generated carbon of varying intensity based on their power source and consumption. Steel casing and cement that are used to construct wells represent sources of embodied carbon of varying intensity based on their source of origination.

By targeting accretive reserves with a multilateral junction versus drilling a new well or sidetracking a poorly placed well, operators avoid carbon-generating activities by eliminating rig time―in some cases, 10 days or more. Operators reduce embodied carbon sources by eliminating procurement and installation of multiple steel casing strings and cement to surface; instead, they initiate the multilateral junction casing exit deep in the producing well. Operators further reduce embodied and generated carbon sources in the subsea environment by eliminating procurement and installation of additional subsea production system components, including subsea umbilicals, risers, and flow lines (SURF) that require specialized subsea construction vessels.

The carbon savings equates to 5 to 55 million miles [8 to 89 million km] driven by an average passenger vehicle, as determined using a US EPA greenhouse gas equivalencies calculator.  

† Sources of embodied carbon include but are not limited to steel and cement used to construct wells and associated production infrastructure. Quarried rock used to protect subsea infrastructure in the case of offshore subsea field developments where required represents a significant source of embodied carbon.
‡ Sources of generated carbon include but are not limited to the energy sources used to operate drilling rigs, operational support vessels, and specialized vessels used to construct and install subsea production systems (SPS) and SURF.