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Multilateral Test Bench

This facility was designed for testing the strength of multilateral (MLT) systems, with a particular focus on the compressive strength of multilateral junctions. Six (6) hydraulic cylinders are installed in a custom built steel frame.

The MLT test bench can readily be configured to meet the customer`s specific needs. It has been used for side load testing of cable clamps including sizes from 4 1/2" to 10 5/8".
Sand screens have been tested by pulling them over a whipstock installed in a dog leg. The 6 hydraulic cylinders were used to reproduce the dog leg whilst a separate cylinder provided the axial force equivalent to a real well situation.

                                               Technical summary:

                 Hydraulic capacity:                                  6 x 30 ton
                 Cylinder stroke length:                               500 mm
                 Overall length:                                                10 m
International Research Institute of Stavanger
Mailing address:
Visiting address:
P.O. Box 8046, N-4068 Stavanger, Norway
Prof. Olav Hanssensvei 15, 4021 Stavanger


Phone:
Fax:

+47 51 87 50 00
+47 51 87 52 00

General email address: firmapost@iris.no
International Research Institute of Stavanger
Mailing address:
Visiting address:
P.O. Box 8046, N-4068 Stavanger, Norway
Prof. Olav Hanssensvei 15, 4021 Stavanger


Phone:
Fax:

+47 51 87 50 00
+47 51 87 52 00

General email address: firmapost@iris.no
International Research Institute of Stavanger
Mailing address:



Visiting address:
P.O. Box 8046
N-4068 Stavanger
Norway

Prof. Olav Hanssensvei 15 
4021 Stavanger

 
Phone:
Fax:
General email:
+47 51 87 50 00
+47 51 87 52 00
firmapost@iris.no