Weatherford launches Victus Intelligent Managed Pressure Drilling

VictusIntelligent 1556748665019 HRWeatherford  launched Victus Intelligent MPD at OTC 2019 in Houston, an Industry 4.0 solution that features intelligent control, equipment automation and leading technical competence

Based on experience in more than 7,600 MPD (managed pressure drilling) operations, and more than 3.5mn hours of MPD field data, Victus enables operators and drilling contractors to achieve their objectives with unmatched safety and cost savings in deep water, shallow water or on land.

Victus initiates the next generation of MPD by incorporating decades of knowledge and data in thousands of wells across the world into one advanced system. It integrates rig equipment for machine-to-machine communication, real-time analysis of downhole conditions and rapid automated responses from a central location. Using an exclusive and time-tested algorithmic model, it precisely maintains bottomhole pressure to enhance the primary well control barrier. Victus also includes a new automated MPD riser system for floating drilling vessels, which minimises rig up and rig down time to previously unachievable levels. The integrated, compact and smart riser design reduces installation time from two days to less than 20 minutes.

“Victus is a breakthrough that combines human intelligence with machine communication to drive MPD to new heights,” said Anthony Spinler, vice president of MPD at Weatherford. “Customers can confidently drill ahead as if they have near-infinite mud weight options available at all times. They can reduce rig time, eliminate most drilling hazards, and use the blowout preventer only when necessary.”

Weatherford’s  MPD successes in the Middle East  include saving 20,000 bbl of mud, onshore Saudi Arabia. 

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