Weatherford International plc has brought to market what it describes as the world’s first remote-activated, single-trip deepwater completion system. The company says that by combining the upper and lower completions in one trip, the system has been shown to reduce installation time between 40% and 60% and to reduce rig time by four to six days.
Using radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology, the field-proven TR1P system delivers 100% interventionless operation in both producer and injector wells.
“Weatherford’s TR1P advanced deployment system has set a new industry benchmark for completion installations, especially in deepwater environments,” said Mark Hopmann, President, Completions for Weatherford. “The ability to perform multiple operations in less time with less equipment and fewer personnel is a game-changing deepwater solution, and the answer to our customers challenge to significantly increase efficiencies when installing deepwater completion systems.”
The company said that the industry has already taken note of TR1P’s deepwater capabilities: It has been named a Spotlight on New Technology Award winner by the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) ahead of its 2019 event to be held in Houston, May 6-9. The award is presented for break-through innovation products impacting offshore exploration and production.
“Receiving these awards means the industry has recognized the value in our TR1P technology,” said Hopmann. “In a deepwater injector well in West Africa, TR1P reduced installation time by 40-60% and cut rig time by four to six days, compared to a two-trip upper and lower completions process.”
Weatherford says that its RFID technology-enabled downhole tools have been combined with elements from its existing completions technologies. The result, the company says, is the industry’s first 100% interventionless operation that significantly reduces the total cost of an installation of a deepwater completion system. •