Schlumberger opens subsea well control facility

Schlumberger has opened a new facility for subsea well control.

Offshore staff

ABERDEEN, UK -- Schlumberger has opened a new facility for subsea well control. The facility, named the Well Control Center of Excellence, is located at the Testing Services base outside of Aberdeen.

The 3,200-sq ft (297-sq m) fully enclosed facility, which stands 75-ft (23-m) tall, allows for full vertical makeup and testing of completion landing string and subsea test tree assemblies. The facility enables remote monitoring of pressure testing up to 30,000 psi with +/- 0.5% accuracy. Also included are two 40-ft (12-m). deep, cased test wells for safe and efficient pressure and function testing.

"The new Well Control Center of Excellence is dedicated to providing a high level of support for completion landing string operations in the North Sea, Africa, and the Mediterranean," says Devan Raj, operations manager, Schlumberger. "This will benefit maintenance processes and system integration testing efficiency to ensure better tool reliability offshore."

11/26/2008

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