A recent article in Hart Energy E&P magazine, titled “New Generation of Offshore Drilling Tools Targets Safety, Wellbore Conditions,” highlights the need for improved technology to keep pace with the ever-evolving drilling industry. Frank’s international’s VERSAFLO™ Casing and Drill Pipe Flowback and Circulation Tool is profiled as an industry game changer with regards to time savings.
Frank’s Vice President of Drilling Technologies, Matt Weber, describes the advantages delivered by the VERSAFLO™ tool in this quote excerpted from the article:
“Every time you have to make a connection with the top drive that is typically 12 to 15 minutes. With the VERSAFLO tool, you are able to trip on elevators and make that hydraulic connection with that extendable shaft. Our typical connection is 5 to 7 minutes. If you look at time savings on a 30,000-ft [9,144-m] well, you’re saving up to 8 minutes per pipe stand. That results in significant time savings per application of the tool.”
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