BJ Services soups up units for deepwater cementing

In order to meet operators' demands for reduced mixing and pumping times during deepwater cementing, BJ Services continues to develop higher horsepower cementing units with a wider array of configuration options.

Offshore staff

HOUSTON -- In order to meet operators' demands for reduced mixing and pumping times during deepwater cementing, BJ Services continues to develop higher horsepower cementing units with a wider array of configuration options.

In recent months a 1,600-brake horsepower (BHP) version and a powerful 2,300-BHP model were developed to handle displacement tasks at higher rates and pressures. High-speed fiber optics let the equipment communicate via remote.

Twin-mixing capabilities are being developed for the 2,300-BHP Seahawk unit for blending rates to 20 bpm to be deployed on an ultra-deepwater drillship in the Gulf of Mexico in 2009.

01/06/2009

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