Weatherford debuts V0-rated completion system at OTC 2017

May 03, 2017

HOUSTON -- Weatherford International plc announced the commercial release of the WFX0 gravel-pack system at the 2017 Offshore Technology Conference. The WFX0 system is the industry’s first fully-integrated gravel-pack system to achieve an API/ISO V0 rating, which validates that it has been tested to the industry’s highest standards with zero gas leakage. By leveraging several V0-rated Weatherford technologies, the system enables gravel-pack completion of multiple openhole zones in a single trip.

The WFX0 gravel-pack system enables multi-zone gravel-pack completion in a single trip and provides reliable, gas-tight zonal isolation in deepwater wells. Image: Weatherford International.

The V0 rating makes the system well suited for deepwater applications. By incorporating a deep-set barrier run, the WFX0 system eliminates the need for an intermediate completion, which can save approximately two-to-three days of rig time. Additionally, by using the TerraForm packer, the system achieves cased-hole functionality in an openhole environment.

“This technology will offer our clients significant time and cost savings, as well as enhanced reliability, in deepwater operations,” said Mark Hopmann, V.P. of completions at Weatherford. “We are excited to add the WFX0 system to our growing deepwater completions portfolio.”

The WFX0 gravel-pack system is available for the international openhole gravel-pack market only, and is not available for sale in the United States at this time.

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