Fill-up and Circulation Tool supports pressures to 10,000 psi.
May 9, 2012 -
With HPFAC High Pressure Fill-up and Circulation Tool, operators can fill-up, circulate, and take flow-back while casing is being run. Tool optimizes safety by eliminating need for personnel in derrick during operations. HPFAC tool can be activated at control panel located on rig floor or remotely by driller. Should casing pressure rise above pre-set limit, tool will set automatically without human intervention.
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Po Box 280
Boling, TX, 77420
New Tool Enables Casing Flow-back, Fill-up and Circulation Under High Pressure Without Personnel in the Derrick
HOUSTON, -- A new High Pressure Fill-up and Circulation (HPFAC) tool from DrawWorks, L.P. allows operators to fill-up, circulate and take flow-back while casing is being run. The patent-pending HPFAC tool aids in running casing and liners under pressures up to 10,000 psi. It increases safety and efficiency by eliminating the requirement for personnel in the derrick during these operations. No action is required by any personnel during fill-up and flowback. In operating mode, the HPFAC tool is similar to that of normal casing fill-up and circulating equipment.
The HPFAC tool can be activated at a control panel located on the rig floor or remotely by the driller. Should casing pressure rise above a pre-set limit (determined by the operator) the HPFAC tool will set automatically without human intervention. Because the slips of the HPFAC tool grip the interior of the casing, any hydraulic forces caused by casing pressure will not load the top drive or hook.
The HPFAC tool will be introduced at the 2012 Offshore Technology Conference, at Booth #1009.
DrawWorks, L.P. is a large independent designer and manufacturer of circulating, fill-up and flow-back tools for oilfield tubulars including casing, tubing and drill pipe. DrawWorks products are designed to reduce risk and save time by simplifying two key drilling processes: running tubulars and handling fluids.
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