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 Baker Hughes Inc. cut the ribbon on Phase II of its new Center for Technology Innovation, a 209,000-sq ft research and engineering center. The $42-million facility will house some 600 scientists, application engineers and laboratory technicians. Activities at the center in northwest Houston will focus on four broad areas for the future – high temperature and high pressure, deepwater, production optimization, and big-bore drilling, completion and production, according to Chad Deaton, BHI Chairman, President & CEO. Houston Mayor Bill White also attended the ceremony.

Baker Hughes cuts ribbon on Phase II of new tech center

“The CTI is the first – and currently, only – one of its kind in the industry, capable of testing full-size prototypes of the next generation of completion equipment in a test environment with gas pressure up to 40,000 psi and temperature up to 700° F,” said Rustom Mody, Vice President of Technology. “While there are test facilities that can test individual components at high ratings, none are capable of testing full-sized systems that simulate downhole conditions with the volumes of gas required for such extreme high-pressure and high-temperature testing.” Mr Mody is also a member of the programme committee for IADC World Drilling.

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