November 2015: Singapore

From News, By admin, Update November 17, 2015 at 2:11 pm
ALBA OS enter into an agreement with a mid-level Drilling Contractor to supply two subsea engineers to provide assistance in relation to High Temperature, High Pressure Well Control Equipment upgrades on two of their Offshore Rigs.
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High temperature and high pressure is becoming more common in the drilling industry.
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Subsequently we are finding there is a lack or limited amount of knowledge on behalf of the contractors and oil companies, often these parties ask us to provide information or even a complete programme to upgrade the rigs existing well control equipment to high temperature and in most cases with high pressure included in the up-grade.
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Question?? What are high temperature and what equipment is upgraded?
  1. High temperature starts at temperatures above 250°F.
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Hydril:?Rubber seals are rated for 20 – 180°F for continuous operation and up to 250°F for intermittent operations. The high temperature seals are designed for 30 – 250°F and a maximum of 350°F intermittent.
Shaffer:?Standard ram packers are rated from -10 – 200°F and the Ultratemp rubber packers are rated from?- ? 20 – 350°F.
Cameron:?Annular BOPs and VBR packers are rated 70 – 180 °F for continuous operation and extremes of?- 30 – 200 °F.
Ram Bops?have a standard temperature rating of 0 – 220 °F for continuous operation and extremes of – 20 – 250 °F.
Ram BOPs for high temperature have a rating of 0 – 250 °F for continuous operation and extremes of – 20 – 350 °F.
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