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FPSO/FNLG Outlook and Technologies
Continuous Tripping Technology
Offshore drilling services provider sociated with the conventional stand-by-
Ensco has rolled out a new proprietary stand method.
solution engineered to provide greater Ensco claims CTT enables pipe-ac- pipe tripping safety and ef? ciency. celerated tripping speeds of up to 9,000
When used in concert with other key feet per hour when deployed during off- equipment, sensors and process con- shore activities. The constant tripping trols, Ensco’s new patented Continuous speed minimizes surge and swab pres-
Tripping Technology (CTT) can fully sure on the wellbore by eliminating in- automate the movement of the drill termittent stopping and starting as well string into or out of the well at a constant as excessive peak speeds.
controlled speed, the company said. Ensco said it recently installed and
The system, which Ensco said can be is commissioning the CTT system on retro? tted to both ? oaters and jackups, the 2016-built Ultra-Enhanced, Super and is particularly well-suited for ultra- A Class jack-up ENSCO 123. The rig deepwater drillships and larger modern is expected for delivery in March 2019, jackups, uses automation to eliminate following system commissioning and human error and personnel exposure as- rig acceptance trials.
Continuous Tripping Technology installed on the jack-up ENSCO 123. (Source: Ensco)
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