Weatherford taps RFID technology for new drilling circulation sub

Posted on 09 October 2013

http://www.drillingcontractor.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/video-wfd-10072013.flv

Weatherford launched its JetStream RFID-actuated drilling circulation sub last week at the 2013 SPE Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition in New Orleans, La. In this exclusive video, Rienk Reitsma, the company’s global product manager for specialty BHA tools, tells DC editorial coordinator Erin Pedigo how RFID tags provide unlimited actuation of circulating valves for high-volume pumping of drilling fluids and lost-circulation material. The tool can increase annular velocity to boost flow and enhance debris removal as part of the wellbore cleanup string.

Leave a Reply

*

FEATURED MICROSITES


Recent Drilling News

  • 26 November 2014

    US EIA: Increase in energy demand requires 33 million bbl/day more oil

    The world is going to need one-third more oil between 2010 and 2040, with developing countries, such as China and India, accounting for a major portion in the increase in...

  • 25 November 2014

    Prescriptive Analytics prescribes how to complete wells to maximize production

    "Big data" is taking on a new role in industry, where companies are combining the findings from geology and geophysics with new data collected from advanced technologies...

  • 25 November 2014

    Petrobras completes drilling first appraisal well in Libra Consortium

    Petrobras recently completed drilling the first appraisal well in the Libra area, the 3-BRSA-1255 (3-RJS-731), known as NW1. Located in the Northwest portion of the Libra block, in the pre-salt layer of the...

  • 24 November 2014

    Ensign secures contracts for 2 ADR 1500S pad drill rigs in Montney area

    Ensign Energy Services has signed contracts for two of its new ADR 1500S pad drill rigs for a major operator in the Montney area of northeast British Columbia...

  • 21 November 2014

    Statoil cancels Stena Carron rig contract offshore Angola

    Statoil has decided to cancel the Stena Carron rig contract after fulfilling the work commitments in the Statoil-operated blocks 38 and 39 in the Kwanza basin offshore Angola...

  • Read more news