A horizontal HPHT test cell forms the core of this division of the Ullrigg Drilling and Well Centre.
The cell is equipped with trace heating, pressure control, data acquisition and fluid flow capabilities.
The equipment to be tested is loaded from the top end and contained by flanged end caps.
Test program execution may involve a range of temperature and pressure set points.
Equipment being tested is remotely operated from a separate control room.
The facility is flexible and can be adjusted to meet the customer's needs including new test chambers.
A range of packers, smart well systems, well tractors, plugs and external casing packers have previously been thoroughly tested utilizing this facility. Gate valve testing including erosion, pressure testing and automated operations are performed in the facility. Special test chambers are made to order and used with the infrastructure of the facility to pressurize and heat all types of tools and equipment. All gas testing includes proper bleed-off procedures.
Available test programs for the facility:
ISO 14310 Qualification of packers and bridge plugs
ISO 14998 Downhole equipment - Completion accessories
ISO 10423 Drilling and production equipment - Wellhead and christmas tree equipment
Rogaland Research – general test program TR/WR-SCSSV
Rogaland Research – Gate valve test program
Testing according to API 6A