Weather­ford launches tubu­lar run­ning au­toma­tion tech­nol­ogy Vero

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ARTIFICAL IN­TEL­LI­GENCE Weather­ford In­ter­na­tional launched Vero au­to­mated con­nec­tion in­tegrity, an ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence so­lu­tion to min­imise safety risks and val­i­date well in­tegrity with­out hu­man er­ror.

“Vero is the most dis­rup­tive tech­nol­ogy to ever hit the tubu­lar run­ning ser­vices in­dus­try,” said Dean Bell, pres­i­dent of well con­struc­tion at Weather­ford. “It’s very ex­cit­ing. It brings in ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence, fi­nally, to an area that was de­void of tech­nol­ogy and al­lows us to very pre­cisely con­trol the makeup of tubu­lars that are in­stalled per­ma­nently in the well and to eval­u­ate them.”

Vero em­ploys two new pro­pri­etary fea­tures: Au­tomakeup™ tech­nol­ogy, which pre­cisely con­trols the makeup of tubu­lar con­nec­tions au­to­mat­i­cally, and Au­to­e­val­u­ate™ soft­ware, which con­tin­u­ally as­sesses torque against orig­i­nal equip­ment man­u­fac­turer spec­i­fi­ca­tions.

Weather­ford says Vero re­moves hu­man er­ror and will min­imise the chance of cat­a­strophic well fail­ures as­so­ci­ated with poorly made con­nec­tions.

In trial tests, Vero ran seven com­ple­tions in off­shore Azer­bai­jan with more than 2,900 con­nec­tions, and in the North Sea made up more than 1,200 com­ple­tion con­nec­tions with no con­nec­tion dam­age. The com­pany says it de­liv­ered fives times more makeup con­sis­tency than usual and achieved a record run rate.

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