Managed Pressure Drilling

Fully independent Managed Pressure Drilling (MPD) well engineering design and operation support services for operators and drilling contractors assuring the well design is robust and fit for MPD operations

Fully independent Managed Pressure Drilling (MPD) well engineering design and operation support services for operators and drilling contractors assuring the well design is robust and fit for MPD operations

The MPD well design provides operating companies and the drilling contractors with a complete detailed MPD drilling program. This MPD drilling program and well design focuses on the available formation and wellbore pressure operating window and provides operational guidance for the drilling team.

The MPD drilling program ensures well operational and contingency requirements are matched to the actual MPD equipment systems installed or being considered for installation on any drilling unit, ensuring planned well operations can be completed within the defined MPD system operating parameters. Ideally a basis of design for the MPD well operations should have been completed and approved before starting development of the detailed MPD drilling program to ensure all the aspects of MPD operations for the well are fully addressed and agreed upon by all parties. 

In the specific case of drilling contractors, WellSpec can support requirements for developing and enhancing MPD capable rig fleet wide operational and contingency MPD procedures, operating manuals and well control manuals, ensuring the drilling contractor offers best in class, safe and fully integrated MPD operational solutions to operating companies with no costly support required from MPD service companies.

WellSpec also provides MPD design reviews  to complete a critical first step of a full MPD condition survey. This enables the client to gain a comprehensive insight of their MPD system. A set approach is used to ensure all aspects of an MPD system are addressed.

WellSpec operates fully independently and are not associated with service providers, operators, drilling contractors or equipment manufacturers. We offer 3rd party independent reviews of all aspects of managed pressure drilling engineering and operational requirements