Efficient control solution for challenging downhole pressure conditions

Best Deepwater Technology Award

Integrated MPD riser joint

Managed pressure drilling (MPD) provides a closed-loop circulation system in which pore pressure, formation fracture pressure, and bottomhole pressure are balanced and managed at surface. MPD services help to enhance drilling efficiency and safety through rapid response to pressure changes.

Integrated deepwater system—an industry first

Together, Cameron and M-I SWACO offer the industry's only complete OEM deepwater managed pressure drilling system. A key component of this system is the integrated MPD riser joint comprising the Cameron riser gas handling system and the M-I SWACO below-tension-ring rotating control device (BTR RCD).

Integration of components ensures optimal performance and greater reliability, simplifies operations, and decreases personnel requirements and equipment footprint. It also provides you with a single point of contact and rapid response for all MPD-related matters.

Flexible deployment options to fit your objectives

Our equipment and experts provide reservoir-to-flare services, from planning the well to handling mud and gas as they flow to surface. Operators can also switch from conventional drilling techniques to MPD, pressurized mudcap drilling, and riser gas handling as well as scale the system up or down as conditions change.

OEM equipment is also available for rental or sale. Depending on your requirements, we can prepare rigs to accept the appropriate MPD equipment, install and commission the equipment, or both—for a specific well or to increase the capabilities of your rig. We can analyze, plan, and execute MPD programs while working with and training your personnel—both offshore and on land.

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