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  • Ocyan makes technology advances with the use of MPD

    DATE: 06/25/2020

    Published by: Ocyan

    Ocyan has drilled 26 deep water wells offshore Brazil in the last five years, using MPD or Managed Pressure Drilling, which ensures a greater operational security in the development of complex projects. Today, new bids for hiring specializing services and drilling companies are inserting this technique as a parameter to choose service providers. Ocyan’s evolution in the use of MPD shows that the company’s investment in technology and innovation in recent years has contributed to making it one of the main players in Brazil within its operation market.

    “When we started using MPD more ostensibly, the methodology became a differential. Ocyan is the leader here in Brazil in this process, which demonstrates the pioneering actions of the company in offering the customer a differentiated solution for their needs. We are now looking for a breakthrough in the learning curve to reinforce our practices with the use of this technology”, says LourençoMorucci, director of Ocyan’s Drilling Unit Engineering.

    At Ocyan, the technique is used and available in the drills ODN I, ODN II and Norbe VI, for use in different stages in the construction and operation of wells and always in line with the parameters demanded by the client. “We perform integrated services that guarantee security and performance, which results in saving time and resources in the construction of the wells and significant increase in customer satisfaction,” explains the executive.

    The methodology is always appropriate to the requirements of market competition. But the fact that the methodology used by Ocyan is becoming a parameter for modeling new competitive processes reinforces the pioneering and the leading role of the company. “This recognition from the customer is important. From the demands of new competitive processes that reach the market, and which include the MPD and other additional services, we are also noting that the responsibility of drilling companies is becoming more complex and extensive”, ponders Heitor.

    What is MPD?

    The technique uses additional equipment during the drilling process, aiming at a better pressure management compared to the conventional method. “The pressure management of the drilling fluid in operation reinforces the safety, as it detects possible well control problems more quickly, decreases the performance time of complex wells, and reduces operational risks and environmental. All these factors together generate increased efficiency and cost reduction for the customer,” says Leandro Brandão, commercial manager and responsible for implementing the system at Ocyan.

    Ocyan’s implementation of the technology in the country in an offshore environment was aimed at providing the client with a solution in face of limitations to the advancement of drilling, imposed by the geological features of the Brazilian coast. Ocyan was the first drilling contractor in the world to use the Float Mud Cap Drilling (FMCD) technique in deep waters, one of the possible ways of using MPD, which reinforces the company’s innovative DNA.

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