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  • Ensco Launches Groundbreaking Continuous Tripping Technology
    édité le 18/12/2018 - Plus de news de "Valaris" - Voir la fiche entreprise de "Valaris"

Ensco Launches Groundbreaking Continuous Tripping Technology
Ensco plc announced its Continuous Tripping Technology™, a new proprietary solution that provides more efficient and safer pipe tripping and helps to lower customers’ offshore project costs. The patented Continuous Tripping Technology, in concert with other key equipment, sensors and process controls, fully automates the movement of the drill string into or out of the well at a constant controlled speed. When deployed during offshore activities, Continuous Tripping Technology enables pipe-tripping speeds of up to 9,000 feet per hour – up to three times faster than tripping times achieved by current conventional stand-by-stand methods.

Continuous Tripping Technology can be retrofitted to both floaters and jackups, and is particularly well-suited for ultra-deepwater drillships and larger modern jackups.Ensco recently completed the installation of Continuous Tripping Technology on ENSCO 123 and commissioning of this system is currently underway. Upon completion of the system’s commissioning and the rig’s acceptance testing, ENSCO 123 is expected to be delivered in March 2019.

President and CEO Carl Trowell said, “Continuous Tripping Technology is a step-change efficiency improvement that uses automation and innovative technology to address a repetitive, time-consuming process that is ubiquitous in offshore projects today. Tripping pipe is on the critical path for all drilling and workover activities and, as a result, meaningful time is spent performing this process over the life cycle of every offshore well. Continuous Tripping Technology significantly reduces the amount of time spent tripping pipe, and the faster tripping time that this technology offers is expected to lead to cost savings for customers regardless of water depth or well type.”

In addition to increased efficiencies, Continuous Tripping Technology makes the pipe-tripping process safer by using automation to eliminate human error and personnel exposure associated with the conventional stand-by-stand method. Furthermore, the constant speed that Continuous Tripping Technology delivers has the added benefit of minimizing surge and swab pressure on the wellbore by eliminating intermittent stopping and starting as well as excessive peak speeds that typically occur when using current industry practices. To learn more about Continuous Tripping Technology, visit the Innovation & Technology page of our website at

Mr. Trowell concluded, “Continuous Tripping Technology is another example of our ongoing investments in innovation that are focused on developing systems, processes and technologies to make the drilling process more efficient and lower offshore project costs for customers. We continue to see better utilization for rigs that deliver the greatest efficiencies for customers’ offshore well programs and, given the proprietary nature of Continuous Tripping Technology, we expect that it will help to further differentiate Ensco’s assets from the competition and position us well for future contracting opportunities.”


Ensco plc (NYSE: ESV) brings energy to the world as a global provider of offshore drilling services to the petroleum industry. For more than 30 years, the company has focused on operating safely and going beyond customer expectations. Ensco is ranked first in total customer satisfaction in the latest independent survey by EnergyPoint Research – the eighth consecutive year that Ensco has earned this distinction. Operating one of the newest ultra-deepwater rig fleets and a leading premium jackup fleet, Ensco has a major presence in the most strategic offshore basins across six continents. Ensco plc is an English limited company (England No. 7023598) with its corporate headquarters located at 6 Chesterfield Gardens, London W1J 5BQ.

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