HOUSTON -- Cudd Energy Services has been awarded a patent for its alternative solution to traditional derrick-based workover/drilling systems, called Rack Jack. The system can be used onshore and on offshore platform and jackup rigs.
Rack Jack provides a hydraulic workover (HWO) unit the ability to vertically rack multiple stands (dual joints) of pipe in an integrated set-back area of the work basket, Cudd explains. Yielding trip speeds up to 1,500 ft/hr (457 m), this racking capability, the company says, reduces trip time and increases efficiencies compared to conventional HWO units.
Cudd says the launch of this new drilling system is part of the company’s expansion of the CES Hydraulic Workover service line into the drilling and completions market.