Continental awarded Seadrill supply contract

Continental API 17K flexible mud return hose is shown on a Seadrill off-shore oil drilling rig. The hose is designed for managed pressure drilling (MPD).

Technology company Continental has been awarded a contract to supply Seadrill, a major global offshore drilling contractor, with high pressure managed pressure drilling hoses for two deep-water rigs, one in the Gulf of Mexico and one in Brazil.

According to the company, its high-pressure hoses are designed to withstand temperatures of 177°C or higher internal temperatures and some can also withstand 5,000 psi external water pressure—making it possible for them to be used at water depths of up to 3,000 meters in deep sea drilling.

“Continental has recently supplied Seadrill with API 17K flexible mud return hose and bleed-off hose for managed pressure drilling (MPD) applications,” said Continental’s Eduardo Peixoto, business development manager for oil and gas products. “The products also include full engineering support to assure correct configuration of the hoses and their accessories.”

Continental will supply Seadrill with two hose packages for the West Capricorn semi-submersible and the West Saturn drillship. The companies are expecting multiple new MPD projects to come. “This partnership has been beneficial for both parties, and we are looking forward to installing the new second edition API 17K MPD hoses on these two latest projects, as this will make our MPD operations more efficient,” said David Gouldin, Drilling and Well Control Manager for Seadrill.

“With the successful completion of this project, Continental and Seadrill have partnered for the supply of MPD hoses for a total of five deep-water rigs,” said Peixoto. “Continental has now supplied 25 hose packages for deep-water rigs globally.”

Image courtesy of Continental. 

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