|View printer-friendly version|
|Frank’s International Runs Industry’s First String Weight Reduction System|
Working closely with Anadarko and ExPert to deliver a customized solution, Frank’s completed the job safely and successfully aboard the Diamond Ocean BlackHawk drillship positioned on the Walker Ridge Block 51 Shenandoah V Well. The job also involved using Frank’s 1,250-ton Slip-Type Elevator and Split Bushing Spider to install 19,821 feet of casing and the Company’s new 1,250-ton BM Spider and 1,500-ton Drill Pipe Elevator to install 5,929 feet of landing string.
“Our leading-edge equipment combined with our expertise eliminated the need to run three independent casing strings – delivering an extra margin of safety and saving Anadarko valuable time and money,” said
The original expected buoyed string weight of casing and drill pipe was approaching the rig’s weight capacity. Anadarko achieved a 10 percent reduction in string weight by running ExPert’s Drill Pipe Buoyancy Modules and applying Frank’s BM Spider, the only technology that can clean the modules during removal and accommodate their large outer diameter (OD).
“We are engineering and manufacturing progressive solutions that meet the demands of well operations in the most complex drilling environments while continuing to set the standard in our industry,” Angelle said.