Weatherford, Safe Influx to develop new MPD, automated well technology

Sept. 29, 2020

Offshore staff

HOUSTON – Weatherford says that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Safe Influx, the world’s only provider of Automated Well Control technology.

Under the MoU, the companies will cooperate globally to focus on revolutionizing well integrity during the construction phase by bringing to market the first ever integration of managed pressure drilling (MPD) solutions and automated well control technology.

As part of the MoU, Safe Influx will combine its automated well control technology with Weatherford’s portfolio of MPD products and services. The companies say that this integrated offering will automate the mitigation of drilling hazards while drilling in the most efficient manner possible.