Weatherford introduces Velox wellhead system

Weatherford International plc announced the Velox™ wellhead system, an industry solution for operators needing to lock in pressure integrity while enhancing safety and improving efficiency. Velox delivers unmatched isolation between casing strings with quick-connect components that maintain pressure control, reduce potential leak paths, and minimize the non-productive time during installation in many applications, including high-pressure, high-temperature, and sour-gas wells.

The Velox system expedites installation by enabling the pack off to be run in a single trip from the rig floor, which removes personnel from the cellar. The system also reduces potential leak paths by eliminating conventional flange-to-flange methods and external lockdown screws.

Velox Features and Benefits include: Simplify Operations: Reduce potential leak paths from lockdown screws; eliminate costly blowout preventer separation to accommodate new casing sizes; support American Petroleum Institute and premium connections using a fluted mandrel hanger. Improve Efficiency: Expedite installation by eliminating wait time for the cement to cure; enable mandrel hanger installation from the rig floor rather than the well bay; accelerate assembly to the blowout preventer stack with Rapid-Lok® design feature. Enhance Safety: Isolate the annuli of multiple intermediate and production strings; protect personnel by latching the wellhead from the inside; work in wide-ranging environments, including high-pressure/high-temperature and sour gas wells.

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