SPE 2013: Archer shows new GoM storm plug
A new storm plug from Archer is showing at the 2013 SPE annual meeting.
NEW ORLEANS – A new storm plug from Archer is showing at the 2013 SPE annual meeting. STORMLOCK is an ISO 14310 V0-rated gas-tight storm plug for the Gulf of Mexico, says Archer.
The technology includes 10,000 psi rated ball valve qualified in accordance with ISO 28281.
“STORMLOCK…is engineered to support up to 300 metric tons (330 tons) of pipe and its enhanced seal technology provides a safe, gas-tight solution for short or long suspension periods, harsh conditions and, of course, storms,” says Rolf Egil Håland, president of Archer’s well integrity products and Oil Tool Division.
The system does not require weight below to set so it can be applied in shallow, deep, and horizontal sections as well as in non-storm use, says Archer.
The plug can be repositioned and reset any number of times.