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Archer launches new well suspension plug

30th September 2013

Archer’s latest addition to its line of well suspension plugs is especially designed for deepwater environments

Archer, a global drilling and well services company on Monday announced the release of Stormlock, an ISO 14310 V0-rated, gas-tight storm plug specifically designed for suspension operations in the Gulf of Mexico and other deepwater areas.

 

Stormlock is the latest addition to Archer’s family of well suspension plugs, the Lock series, which provides an absolute seal independently certified as gas tight under ISO 14310 V0. 

 

The technology is specifically designed for suspension operations in the Gulf of Mexico and other deepwater areas, and includes a 10,000 psi rated ball valve qualified in accordance with ISO 28281

 

Rolf Egil Håland, president of Archer’s well integrity products and Oil Tools Division stressed that Stormlock addresses several key challenges that rig teams face when sealing wells for suspension, storm suspension or abandonment barrier failure. 

 

“Wells need to be sealed safely, rapidly and securely, even with a full drill string in the hole. And when the storm hazard passes, operators need to resume drilling without delay. STORMLOCK provides all of these benefits,” he added.