Weatherford Signs Four-Year Contract with Eni S.p.A
Radio Frequency Identification-Equipped Downhole Casing Isolation Valves Aim to Increase Operational Safety and Reservoir Performance
"This award is the result of two years of R&D collaboration with Eni to launch a downhole casing isolation valve with RFID (Radio Frequency Identification Device)," said
During MPD or UBD applications, the NU-DDV addresses operators' need to improve process safety by mechanically isolating the surface from the reservoir during tripping, thereby eliminating the need to kill the well. The RFID-enabled valve eliminates external control line and clamping operations, thus providing increased system reliability, decreased installation time and removal of personnel from the red zone. This NU-DDV also eliminates swabbing effects and reduces tripping time for improved operational efficiency.
Bell added, "This contract aligns with both the
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