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Weatherford introduces first remote-activated, single-trip deepwater completion system

Weatherford has brought to market a remote-activated, single-trip deepwater completion system. By combining the upper and lower completions in one trip, the system has been shown to reduce installation time 40-60% and rig time by four to six days.

Using radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology, the TR1P system delivers 100% interventionless operation in both producer and injector wells.

“Weatherford’s TR1P advanced deployment system has set a new industry benchmark for completion installations, especially in deepwater environments,” Mark Hopmann, President, Completions for Weatherford, said. “The ability to perform multiple operations in less time with less equipment and fewer personnel is a game-changing deepwater solution, and the answer to our customers challenge to significantly increase efficiencies when installing deepwater completion systems. TR1P gives you the ability to perform the operations demanded by your reservoir, rather than your budget.”

The industry has already taken note of TR1P’s deepwater capabilities. The system has been named a Spotlight on New Technology Award winner by the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC).

“Receiving these awards means the industry has recognized the value in our TR1P technology,” said Mr Hopmann. “In a deepwater injector well in West Africa, TR1P reduced installation time by 40-60% and cut rig time by four to six days, compared to a two-trip upper and lower completions process.”

As the only provider of RFID technology-enabled downhole tools, Weatherford coupled that capability with elements from its existing completions technologies. The result is the industry’s first 100% interventionless operation that significantly reduces the total cost of an installation of a deepwater completion system.

TR1P advantages include:

  • Zero control lines, washpipe, wireline, coiled tubing, workover rigs and wet-connects;
  • Function test all components during installation;
  • Circulate the well from the toe to the heel;
  • Stimulate and isolate a zone or the whole well;
  • Set and test selective upper and lower completion components;
  • Test independent barriers; and
  • Bring the well online remotely.

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