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Maersk Viking upgraded with integrated MPD system

Teams from Maersk Drilling and Weatherford have completed the integration of a deepwater managed pressure drilling (MPD) system on board the 7th generation drillship Maersk Viking. The MPD system is powered by the Victus control system and is operated by the joint Maersk Drilling and Weatherford teams.

Maersk Viking upgraded with integrated MPD system

“Enabling a permanent deepwater MPD system on board Maersk Viking secures the rig’s attractive position in the APAC region where MPD capabilities are in high demand with very few floaters in the region equipped with such a system,” says Varun Dev, Head of Commercial Asia & Pacific, Maersk Drilling.

The availability of the permanently installed MPD system onboard also unlocks a great number of benefits for the customers through consistency in performance and access to an experienced and trained crew.

“Almost every activity within a well changes its pressure. Too low pressure leads to kicks or formation collapse, pressure too high results in losses and slower drilling. Weatherford Managed Pressure Wells solutions with more than five decades of experience strike the right balance delivering safer, faster and more productive wells,“ says James Riddoch, Geozone Business Manager, Weatherford.

With another permanently integrated MPD system, Maersk Drilling reinforces its presence in the deepwater MPD market segment. This was pioneered by Maersk Valiant as the first deepwater MPD drilling rig approved by the US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement to operate in the US Gulf of Mexcio and proudly continued by Mærsk Deliverer as the first-ever MPD drilling rig approved by the NOPSEMA authority for operations offshore Australia.

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Varun Dev
Varun Dev
Head of Asia/Pacific, Commercial