Managed Pressure Drilling
Providing MPD engineering analysis, planning and execution support independent of service provider or equipment manufacturer.
Managed Pressure Drilling (MPD) is an adaptive drilling process used to control the annular pressure profile in the wellbore. The objectives are to drill within the operational formation pressure window limits, enable challenging hole sections to be drilled to total depth, enhance down hole event detection and well control processes.
WellSpec are not an MPD equipment manufacturer or supplier and are not tied to specific MPD services or equipment vendors. This enables WellSpec to provide impartial support and expertise directly to Drilling Contractors and Operating Companies, allowing our clients to procure, install and operate MPD systems that are fit for purpose, safe, future proof and commercially effective.
With an experienced team of MPD Engineers, using the latest well control and transient hydraulics flow modelling software systems, we provide the complete well engineering scope required to design and execute managed pressure drilling operations, ensuring full compliance with current standards and regulations.
WellSpec provide a complete independent MPD engineering support solution to clients that includes FEED, MPD equipment selection, commissioning and testing assistance, rig site installation advice, training and operational supervision and coaching capabilities.
On any land rig, jack up, mid water or Deepwater MPD project, WellSpec has the capability of performing MPD Engineering planning and solutions from the conceptual business planning phase, through to detailed FEED engineering and design, and training on any MPD project.
We ensure drilling contractors and operators select MPD equipment that is correctly specified for the required operations. MPD equipment and rig interfaces must be installed with correctly rated and sized pipe work; minimizing surface pressure losses. Ensuring that all MPD operational requirements and procedures are covered is critical and using a team of experienced WellSpec MPD professionals ensures that this is done correctly the first time.
Our experienced team of MPD engineers and supervisors are always ready to provide our clients’ drilling supervisors, drilling engineers and drilling superintendents with ongoing advice and support for managed pressure drilling operations both, in the office and on the rig-site.